Crazy Jug Viewpoint #142

Area Status: Open
View from Crazy Jug Viewpoint

Great views of Crazy Jug Canyon, Tapeats Amphitheater, Steamboat Mountain and Great Thumb Mesa.

Forest Road 425 is a sparsely traveled, primitive road through a valley of oak, aspen and ponderosa pine stands. Interspersed among those stands are a number of sunny, upland meadows and several excellent dispersed campsites. This is an excellent place to see deer, eagles and coyotes as well as all of those smaller, but just as interesting, critters that frequent these habitats.

Near Big Saddle Point there is a large stock corral, and Forest Road 292 heads south to Crazy Jug Point. The drive here is uphill and washboarded, but the view will make you forget the effort! A number of loop rides are possible off the main route using different combinations of Forest Roads 425, 214, 272, 272A and 292.

Crazy Jug Viewpoint - Recreation Opportunity Guide & Map

At a Glance

Fees: None.
Best Season: Late spring to fall.
Water: None. Bring everything that you will need.
Restroom: None.

General Information


Starting at the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center go south on AZ 67 for 1/4 mile and turn right on Forest Road (FR) 461. Drive 5.5 miles and go right on FR 462.

On FR 462, drive 3 miles to the intersection of FR 22 and turn left (south). Continue south on FR 22 for approximately 12 miles and turn right onto FR 425.

On FR 425, drive 10 miles and turn right onto FR 292. Continue 1.5 miles and turn left onto FR 292B. Viewpoint is at the end of the road.

Depending on weather conditions, roads are suitable for passenger cars.

Round trip driving distance from Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center: 64 miles

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Scenery

Difficulty Level: Easy

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7450 ft.