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Salida Connection Trail #9263


Salida Connection Trail #9263 begins alongside Lynx Creek, where willows take root amongst many-colored cobblestones. Those with a keen eye may spot flycatchers, tanagers, or a number of other Southwestern birds, while those with some luck may spot deer or rabbits partially hidden in the brush. Almost immediately, this trail climbs away from the creek, entering thick chaparral as it crosses a landscape of broad, rolling hills. From this higher terrain there are marvelous views of Granite Mountain and the pine-covered slopes of the Sierra Prieta and Bradshaw Mountains. This trail continues steadily uphill towards its eastern terminus at the junction of Salida Trail #93 and Prospectors Trail #42. These trails, paired with several others in the area, can be traveled together in loops that vary in length and level of difficulty.

This trail has few technical sections and is a relatively easy route for OHV-users. The last half-mile of the trail, however, is somewhat steep and rocky as it switchbacks uphill. When connecting to other motorized trails, Trail #42 provides an easier ride than Trail #93.

This trail is open to motorized and non-motorized traffic. Please be considerate of other users—slow down and know when to yield the trail.

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At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Approximately 15 minutes from Prescott, AZ
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


From downtown Prescott, travel east on Hwy 69 to Walker Road. Turn right and go 1.2 miles to the sign for Lynx Creek Ruin. Turn left onto Lynx Creek Road (FR 9401) just after the sign. Travel 0.8 miles past the Day Use area, bearing right down the hill and continuing to the end of the road. There is a large improved lot with ample parking for both single vehicles and horse trailers. Road conditions are paved, then graded dirt and suitable for all vehicles.

General Notes:



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Mountain Biking

  • This rolling trail connects with several others, offering riders the opportunity to explore this beautiful landscape of valleys and ridges.
Difficulty Level: Moderate


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

  Elevation : 
6,050 feet


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