Bulldog Canyon - FR 10

 

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The Trail:

Bulldog Canyon requires a free Bulldog Canyon pass (information available here). This trail is very popular and relatively easy to run. It takes a little over an hour to drive from the intersection with FR 3554 to the intersection with FR 1356. There are a few locations where there are some larger ruts, rocks, and hills, but most stock 4x4s should be able to navigate it without any problems.

In the spring there can be many flowers in bloom.

Rating:

1.5 (was 2.5 up to 2011)

Runs:

Date: 3/22/2008

Suspension: Stock

Photos:

View along the trail:

A rockier portion of the trail:

A local resident:

Heading up a small hill:

A vista:

Another potion of the trail:

A larger rut:

A larger rock:

 

Date: 11/23/2008

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, stock tires

Photos:

Heading into the hills:

Time for a stretch:

Scenic stopover:

 

Date: 4/19/2009 - with a group from the Central Arizona Jeepers

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, stock tires

Photos:

Robert coming up a hill:

Thomas coming up a hill:

Guiles coming down a really washed out section:

Guiles, Robert&Pam, Jesse&Maggie, Brian, Thomas:

Along the trail:

Along the trail:

Along the trail:

 

Date: 7/24/2009 - just got our new BFG 35x12.50x17's and have to test them out!

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

This is the "larger rock" in this picture. Normally we bypass it to the right, but decided to go over it (them) now:

Once we got the Jeep going over properly we made it over with no problem:

 

Date: 3/21/2010 - with a small group checking out the flowers and breaking in a new Jeep

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

Cresting a hill:

Cresting the same hill:

We saw some Mexican Golden Poppies but not a lot:

Some white flowers:

There was lots of Lupine:

There were some small groups of these yellow daises:

A mix of flowers:

Back to the trail - coming down a hill:

Coming up though a good rut:

Some flex in the same rut:

 

Date: 3/27/2010 - a small group checking out the flowers

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

It sure is green this time of year:

Cruising along looking at the scenery:

Another hill to climb:

Coming up the hill:

We parked at the top of the hill and got out to look at the scenery:

Poppies:

Lupine:

Desert Chicory:

Something pinkish:

A mix of flowers:

Back on the trail - lots of Lupine this year:

Some flowers looking down into the canyon. Lots of greenery:

Coming down a hill:

More Lupine:

Doesn't look like the Poppies need much in the way of fertilizer:

Traveling along:

More scenery along the trail:

Stopped along the trail to take a picture:

Poppies spilling down from the edge of the road:

Coming around a turn:

More scenery:

More scenery:

Chupacabra? Chipotle? Chuperosa!

Coming down a slightly washed out hill:

Superstition Mallow:

Coming down a trickier hill:

Coming out a rockier portion of the trail:

There weren't a lot of people on the trail today:

Another small grouping of flowers:

Looking back at the trail we drove - you may be able to pick out a small group of quads on the road:

More flowers along the road:

Coming up the last hill before finishing the trail:

 

Date: 4/3/2010 - back again...

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

Some poser shots...

Some poser shots...

Some poser shots...

Some poser shots...

Some flowers...

Some flowers...

Some white flowers scattered in the background (hard to tell here):

Last shot of the day:

 

Date: 9/18/2010 - first nighttime run

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

Driving along with just the headlamps:

We saw this Arizona Tarantula (approximately actual size) on the trail looking for a hot date:

 

Date: 1/2/2011

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

Even though it's a bit cold there are still some flowers along the trail:

Coming down a rutted hill:

Still coming down - the rear tire almost looks flat:

Some scenery:

We came down this hill, then back up, then down again:

Teetering in a crack:

Nice and level inside the Jeep:

Some more scenery:

 

Date: 3/12/2011

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

The road is all graded now, but the scenery is still nice. They left this hill here - the graded bypass is to the left: video.

 


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