Mogollon Rim Road

 

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The Trail:

Granite Hills trail is a popular trial with quads, cycles and 4x4s. It's a fairly rutted that runs in and out of washes in the first half - you'll have plenty of opportunity to get some flexing shots. The last half has the hills - some are dangerous as the trail changes direction at the top, so if you're not sure which way the trail goes get out of your Jeep and look before heading up. The trail ends with a fairly rutted steep drop down to a Chute and finally down into Camp Creek Wash.

Here is a place where you can purchase a very helpful map of the trail.

Rating:

3.0

Runs:

Date: 1/14/2010

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

Photos:

Airing down:

Airing down:

Heading out - there were still puddles from rain from a week ago:

Some ruts:

A rock formation along the way:

In a wash. At times it's a little difficult to find your way:

Another rock formation:

More ruts:

More wash:

Stopping just before the hills - a good place to get into 4 Low:

The first hill:

Heading up:

Hill:

Hill:

Hill:

Hill:

This hill looks easy, and is, but the other side takes a unexpected turn which could be dangerous if you don't scout ahead:

Some ruts:

We came to a place where a quad got stuck. They got out and we had the choice of going down here...

Or here...

We took the second way:

There were some flat spots:

And more ruts:

And more hills. By now you get the idea:

We finally got to the hill before the Chute and got out to check out the area:

Should be good:

Starting down:

Easy does it:

Cutting just past the island in the middle:

Starting down:

A good flex shot:

Coming down:

Next and last obstacle is the Chute - dead ahead:

Stopped before the Chute and walking down to check it out:

While waiting for the Chute report, looking back up the hill:

And the scenery. You can see Blue Mountain Spring out in the distance:

The Chute looks good, so move on and come out the other end:

Coming out of the Chute:

Coming out of the Chute:

Coming out of the Chute:

Coming out of the Chute:

Heading into Camp Creek Wash:

Date: 1/30/2011

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

Photos:

Airing down:

Starting out:

Some ruts near the start:

Stopped by a rock formation:

Checking out the rocks:

A view from the rocks:

Back on the trail again navigating in some ruts:

Some small hills:

More boulders:

Start of the hills:

Heading up the hill:

At the top:

Coming up another hill:

Coming up the same hill:

Stopped along the trail:

Up another hill:

Going down:

Up another hill:

Up another hill:

Going down:

Along the trail you can see Blue Mountain Spring in the distance:

A shot of the area:

Up another hill:

Coming down - off camber to the right, we went down the crack on the left:

Moving along:

Some scenery:

Discussing options for the next hill:

Coming down:

Another hill ahead:

Approaching the hill:

Coming up:

Coming up:

Approaching the final obstacle for this trail:

How did we want to do this again?

Looking up from the midpoint:

Starting down:

Coming down:

Coming down:

Coming down:

Coming down:

Next:

Coming down:

Coming down:

Two halfway down, one to go:

Starting down:

Coming down:

Coming down:

Coming down:

Coming down:

Now starting into the chute:

In the chute:

Coming out of the chute:

Coming out of the chute:


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Last modified: February 04, 2011 12:14:23 AM