Turkey Creek & the Rug Road - not open, have to reschedule
The road is still not open, so we are looking at other possibilities for this weekend.
Overnight trip on the Rug Road and Turkey Creek. This is a remote, beautiful part of Arizona. Look in the photo albums for photos of the 2007 trip. More information can be found here:
We spoke to the BLM backcountry ranger. He said his boss did it in a stock 4-door Jeep Wrangler a couple of weeks ago, with no issues. He said he would not do it in his Dodge 4x4 pickup truck.
We are not sure if we will do it east-west or west-east yet, but will firm that up later.
Turkey Creek to Mammoth via 'The Rug Road.' Moderate+ trail with some steps and loose rock climbs (stock LR's without running boards okay), Historic trail, full day. Rug Road got its name from the remnants of carpet that people have used to fill holes and ledges along the road to make it more passable. The road is one of the roughest roads in the southeastern Arizona - it is not for the faint of heart. Travel on the Rug Road requires a good high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle and experience driving in these conditions. The road transverses Table Mountain between Turkey Creek on the east end and Mammoth on the west end. It is only about 20 miles long but will take a full day to traverse. You may want to plan for two days to be safe and to let your body recuperate from the rugged road! Related Links: