Shivers Trap Trail #10

Shivers Trap Trail #10 begins at over 5800 feet in ponderosa pine and alligator juniper. It descends several hundred feet along its length as pine forest gives way to pinyon-juniper woodland. At lower elevations, the vegetation transitions to chaparral. Be on the lookout for wildflowers during the spring months, including larkspur, sego lilies, and native thistle. This area is home to deer, elk, coyotes, bear, and a variety of bird and reptile species. Fortunate travelers may spot wildlife along the trail.

This trail provides a unique view of Granite Mountain, as well as breathtaking panoramas of the Sheridan Mountains, BT Butte, and other prominent landmarks. While there may be some rocky sections that require careful footing, the route to its terminus at FR 665 is pleasant. The return trip, however, is steep and somewhat strenuous. Prepare for hot, dry conditions during the summer.


Printable Trail Description and Map (675 KB PDF; 8.5” X 11”)

At a Glance

Fees: No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Approximately 1 hour from Chino Valley, AZ
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


From its intersection with Hwy 89, travel west on Outer Loop Road 6 miles to Williamson Valley Road. Turn right and continue 13 miles to Camp Wood Road (also County Road 68), on the left. Take Camp Wood Road 16 miles to the Camp Wood site, and proceed an additional 3 miles to the trailhead on the left. Parking is fair. A high clearance vehicle is recommended for Camp Wood Road.

General Notes:
  • Connecting trails: #22, #9836, #9879, #9926
  • Maps:
    • USGS Map: 7.5' quad for Camp Wood
    • Prescott National Forest, west half
  • Average hiking time: 3 hours, one way


Mountain Biking

  • Some steep stretches that cut through the granite bedrock make this trail challenging for mountain bikers. 
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Day Hiking

  • Although this trail was designed for ATVs, it is remote and receives little use. Hikers can find an experience of solitude while they take in inspiring views of the surrounding region.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Horse Riding

  • This remote trail provides riders with spectacular views.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

OHV Trail Riding

  • This remote trail is open to motorized vehicles less than or equal to 50” wide. Due to some steep stretches that cut through the granite bedrock, this can be a technical trail.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
5.7 miles

  Elevation : 
5,870 feet