Alto Coop Trail #619


Alto Coop Trail #619 traverses a sculptural landscape of igneous granite that time has eroded into the striking boulder formations typical of the Prescott area.  The trail stays mostly in thick chaparral composed of scrub oak and mountain mahogany.  Yucca and prickly pear cactus find purchase in exposed soils.  A closer look at these plants can reveal evidence of wildlife that is seldom seen along the trail.  Javelina forage on both these species, gnawing the edges off of leaves.  Scrub jays, particularly fond of pinyon pine, are usually heard before they are seen. 

 

 

 

This trail, used primarily by off-highway vehicles, ties into the network of motorized trails southwest of Granite Mountain.  The trail serves as a bridge between the Alto Pit OHV Recreation Site and Box Culvert Trail #620 and Tonto Trail #621.  Please note that Alto Pit is a fee area.  For more information, call the Bradshaw Ranger District at (928) 443-8000.

This trail is open to off-highway vehicles less than 50” in width and closed to horses.  Prepare for hot, dry conditions and meager shade during summer. 

 

Printable Trail Description and Map (449 KB PDF; 8.5” X 11”)

At a Glance

Fees: No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Approximately 25 minutes from Prescott, AZ
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information

Directions:

Access is via Alto Coop Trail #620.  From its intersection with Miller Valley Road, travel west on Iron Springs Road for 8.5 miles to Contreras Road.  Turn right onto Contreras Road and go 0.8 miles to the trailhead on the right.  Parking is fair.  Travel east on Trail #620 to the beginning of Alto Coop Trail #619. The road condition is dirt, but is suitable for all vehicles.


General Notes:

Activities

Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

OHV Trail Riding

  • The trail serves as a bridge between the Alto Pit OHV Recreation Site and Box Culvert Trail #620 and Tonto Trail #621. For more information about Alto Pit, please refer to the Alto Pit Off-Highway Vehicle Site and Campground brochure, available at the Bradshaw Ranger District office in Prescott, or call the Bradshaw Ranger District at (928) 443-8000.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.9 miles

  Elevation : 
6,411 feet