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Smiley Rock Run
Saturday August 27th, 2011 07:30 AM
Jerome, Arizona
Trail Runs (Official)
Event Custom Field 1:
Trail Leader:
Shaun McDonald

Event Description

Meet at 7:30 at I-17 & Carefree Hwy, Chevron. Advise fueling up prior to arriving at the Chevron, as they consistently have the highest gas prices in town.

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After the trail we can head back through town and stop for a bite to eat at the Haunted Hamburger or one of the other local dining places or one can just head back to Phx. Due to the distance to Jerome and 20miles of trail this is most likely a full day trip.

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Smiley Rock
Smiley Rock
United States
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Venue Description

Smiley Rock trail will leave you smiling as you enter the historic mining town of Jerome and hit the dirt shorty after the fire station. The trail begins as a well maintained road, and gradually builds in difficulty as you gain elevation. Near the end, the last couple of miles provides excellent challenges as you navigate rocky stream beds. Tire placement is critical and rock stacking is expected. Stock vehicles with stock tires should use caution.

The trail is mostly easy/moderate but there is a 1/4mile rock garden towards the end which may require spotting for some.

The trail is located just outside Jerome, AZ which is about 90 miles from Phoenix.

Features: Allow plenty of time to see historic Jerome. The town is a major tourist attraction offering an array of quaint gift shops, art galleries, museums and restaurants. If you’re into mining history, plan a stop at the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town along the route or take a short side trip to Jerome State Historic Park. Both of these attractions require a small fee. Once in the backcountry, you’ll enjoy your secluded adventure through Martin Canyon, which follows the southern border of the Woodchute Wilderness. Hike and camp at various points along the way. Some of this trail is officially part of the Great Western Trail. This rating applies to the portion of the trip through Martin Canyon which is narrow and rocky. Skid plates and good articulation are recommended. Brush is tight in several places. Much of the route is an easy gravel road.

23 miles
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