Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by MacAndrew93, Sep 12, 2015.
Anyone near central Arizona? Know any good trails to take a Liberty on?
this is a decent guidebook that I bought
Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails 2nd Edition: Charles A. Wells, Matt Peterson, Shelley Mayer: 9781934838198: Amazon.com: Books
eyehatetofu is in Buckeye and I'm done in Tucson.
I tried a trail up around south of wikenburg.
The Wells book is pretty awesome.
Where abouts are you located and what are you looking for? Easy, mild, wild, exploration? There are tons of trails.
An easy favorite of mine is the Senator Highway from Crown King to Prescott. Really scenic up in the cool pines. Another is the trail near CK that leads to the Swastika mine; plus the mine itself is bad ass. The trails in Sedona are super popular, but I've never ran them.
I would normally offer to wheel with you, but my KJ needs a new trans and is down at the moment.
Dang. Didn't know your liberty is down.
Just putting in in solenoids or a whole new tranny?
Don't know yet. I know I need a new torque converter and I'm having problems going in and out of reverse. Its parked until I can scrounge up more money when OT kicks in at work.
On a different note, Cherry Creek Rd is another mild trail in the Sierra Anchas that is awesome. Can stop and see Indian ruins and PB Cabin.
I lived in Crown king for two years, I'm in Prescott now. Figured I'd start with something easy first. The Liberty is stock height so
Aww man there is so much dirt to explore in your neck of the woods. I love spending time up there. If I could find work I would move to the Prescott area.
Senator highway to CK is what I would suggest. Not sure if it has been raining up there like it has in the PHX area but if it has I would wait a few days until it dries out. Seems that whole area turns into a mud pit with any rain.
Prescott to CK then head out on the Goodwin - Mayer highway to Mayer to head on back via the 69.
Not sure if that is old hat for you since you lived in CK but it makes for a nice day and there are plenty of side roads if you are feeling adventurous.
Last suggestion would be to head to Mayer and take FR93 (Blue Belle Mine Rd) down through the Blue Belle Mine area into Cleator. Then you can head home anyway you please. A stock KJ should have no problems; only one or two off camber corners and one rocky section IIRC.
Try to wheel with at least one other vehicle if you can. If not make sure you have recovery gear, lots of water, and tools if you plan on trekking solo. I rarely ever see anyone else on some of the lesser known back country roads.
They actually just bladed Senator like two months ago, but they have been getting a lot of rain. Last I heard Blue Belle was washed out and closed off but that was a while ago. Hope you get your jeep fixed, let me know if your ever in Prescott
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