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General George Crook

Trail is an old military supply road. The path is clearly visible in most sections and largely untouched since pioneer days.

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Length: 138.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Follows the Mogollon Rim from W of Clay Springs to Dewey.
State(s): Arizona
Longitude: -110.895
Latitude: 34.3016

Driving Directions

The trail can be accessed on the Black Mesa Ranger Districts from the west by means of Forest Road 300 south of Knolls Lake. An easy way to find the trail is by visiting the Rim Visitor Center on State Highway 260. The trail passes just east of the Center and is well-marked. There are also numerous roads south of State Highway 260 that bisect the trail. Major trailheads are at Military Sinkhole and Al Fulton Point.


The Crook Trail is named after General George Crook, the Commander of the Military Department of Arizona in 1871. The General Crook trail is 58.9 miles long. It begins at Coconino National Forest and ends at Cottonwood Trail.

Trail is on 8 ft wide old wagon road. Marked with Chevrons(V's) and rock buskers from west Clear Creek to the top of the Rim. Can be hard to find in some places.

Additional Details

Width: 72 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Bill Stafford
Recreation Staff
Coconino-Apache Sitgreaves National Forests
Sedona / Beaver Ranger District
HC 64 Box 240
Rimrock, AZ 86335




This "0" Mile General Crook Trail Marker is located in the place where in 1871 General George Crook established a military supp. Photo by Tony the Marine.


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