Bull Pen Day Use Area & Trailhead

Area Status: Open

This popular day-use area is the trailhead for several trails. While there is a permanent vault-type toilet installed here, there is no trash pickup. Please practice Leave No Trace principals and PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT!

For maps of the area, see the following web pages:

At a Glance

Current Conditions: DAY USE ONLY! Camping is never allowed here - day use only.
Operational Hours: Day-use only. No overnight camping allowed.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Camp Verde, AZ
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Red Rock District - 928-203-2900

General Information


Location: 53 miles south of Flagstaff on paved and graveled forest roads in picturesque Desert Canyon Country.

GPS (Map): 34°32'23.7"N 111°42'23.8"W

Access: Take the Hwy. 179 exit on I-17. Drive about 9 miles from I-17 south-east on FR 618 to FR 215. Turn east and drive about 3 miles to the Bullpen Ranch trailhead. (See Blodgett Basin Trail map on this page)

General Notes:

Click map thumbnail for larger view (trail map also shows location of Bull Pen).

Map of Bull Pen area


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


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