Crown King Area (Horsethief Basin)


Horsethief Basin Recreation Area offers a variety of recreational opportunities including: hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, and OHV riding.  Castle Creek Wilderness is located nearby, and Horsethief Cabin and Turney Gulch Group Campground are available by reservation.  Day use sites and trails are open year-round; overnight accomodations are not available during the winter.  Scroll down (below the recreation map) to learn more about these recreational opportunities.


Note: Until further notice, use of a high-clearance vehicle is recommended for those who plan to visit recreation sites in Horsethief Basin.



At a Glance

Busiest Season: Spring - Fall

Recreation Map

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