View from Crazy Jug Viewpoint

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

Forest Road (FR) 425 is a sparsely traveled, primitive road through a valley of oak, aspen and Ponderosa stands. Interspersed among those stands area number of sunny, upland meadows and several excellent 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 FR 292 heads south to Crazy Jug point. The ride 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 roads Forest Road’s 425, 214, 272, 272A and 292.

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 (FS) 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.

All roads are suitable for passenger cars.

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

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