Black Canyon Trail Drinking Snake Segment Hiking Guide

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Breezy rangelands, heritage sites and see-forever views of the Bradshaw Mountains are the highlights of a hike on the 80-plus-mile Black Canyon Trail. Start exploring with a trek on the Drinking Snake Segment.

Getting There: From Interstate 17, take the Bloody Basin Road exit 259. Go 3.3 miles west (Crown King Road, Forest Road 259) to the ghost town of Cordes. Turn right (north) on Antelope Creek Road (Country Road 74) and continue 3 miles to the trailhead on the left at Forest Road 9218A. Roads are sedan-friendly dirt/gravel.

Length: 4.8 miles one way

Rating: easy

Kid Friendly: NO

Pet Friendly: YES

Elevation: 3,932-4,220 feet

Best Season: October-April


Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX


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