Log Corral Trail, Fountain Hills, AZ

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In march 2013 we met with our friends from Offroadpassport in Fountain Hills, AZ, to conquer Log Corral trail. I would like to say thank you to Diane (DZJeepChic), George (Number7) and Kris (Theksmith), that they took us on this outstanding trip and allowed us to use their pictures. Additionally Scott (ScottL) and J.R. have been with us on the trail.

From our meeting point at the Circle K gas station in Fountain Hills we drove on AZ-87 to the north.

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

At 12S 45453X 373959X (UTM/NAD27) we turned left on the trail:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

Then we aired down and discussed the about the trail:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

Then we started our run. We were crossing a creek for a few times…

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

…and soon we entered Log Corral Wash.

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

After some time we reached a short rock crawling section:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

Here is the waterfal:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

Then it was on me to go up there:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

The following picture shows, that my front bumper was to wide and the uptravel was limited:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

Then Scott followed:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

And at he end our tailgunner George:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

We continued in the wash:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

After a while the trail got more mellow:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

On the way up to some kind of pass we saw a short trail section, which allows one to test his ‘flex’. There is a bypass to the right.

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

A short time later, we arrived at the pass. We had a short break and enjoyed the view on Bartlett Reservoir in front of us.

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

That´s from where we came:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

The following trail movie was taken on our way up to the pass:

Then we went down to Bartlett Reservoir:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

On the way down, a short dead ended spur trail leads to the right. At the end of this spur trail one can find an old cowboy shack.

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

After we visited the shack, we continued on our way down to Bartlett Reservoir:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

Down at Bartlett Reservoir we had our lunch break. This seems to be also a nice camping spot.

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

Our friends, taking their lunc:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

And Moose likes to swim:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

After lunch we headed back the way, we came in. Scott took this time the chance to test his suspension:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

The following pictures have been taken, after we had been back in the wash:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

My spotter Astrid in action:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

The following movie shows George and Diane, gooing down the waterfal in Clifford:

After crossing the creek a few times, we had been back at our starting point.

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

We aired up, before we headed home via AZ-87:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

Astrid found in the meantime a gila monster:

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

FountainHills, AZ - Log Corral Trail

This trail was really a fun trail and I am happy, that our friends from Offroadpassport took us there. It is quite nice to get some experience in rock crawling. But one should have some experience, a suitable vehicle and, most important, some good friends with him/her.

For a better orientation, one can download a gpx file of this trip:

Tracklog: Log Corral Trail, Fountain Hills, AZ (230 downloads)

And here is an overview of the area, we visited:

Christian

Christian

Hi, my name is Christian. Since years, my wife and me are spending our vacation in the southwest of the USA. At the beginning, we had been visiting a lot of national parks, but after some time, we started to explore also areas off pavement. We started with the Coyote Buttes South region and White Pocket in the Vermilion Cliffs NM. Over years, we explored almost the complete Vermilion Cliffs NM and visited also a lot of other areas in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. Especially the Moab area and the San Rafael Swell are our favorites. But also the Rubicon trail in the High Sierras was very impressing. In 2015, we had been the first time in the Kingman, AZ area. There are a lot of outstanding 4WD trails, like Sleeping Princess or Moss Wash. This type of trails has a high difficulty rating and one should have the right vehicle and good driving skills to tackle this type of trails. As I did not find any good source of information about the trails, we planned to drive at the beginning of our ‘offroad adventures’, I started to create this website. I hope, that it has some use for visitors and gives some kind of information and also inspiration.

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