Camp Verde Trail #545


Camp Verde Trail #545 begins near the Hayfield Draw OHV Recreation Area, just off of Grapevine Trail #543 and ends at Copper Canyon Road (also FR 136). This trail, popular with both ATV and motorcycle users, is one of the longest OHV trails on the Prescott National Forest. The trail traverses an expansive russet and tan colored landscape that is studded with bright creosote bush, dusky scrub oak, and other low elevation species. Visitors may see quail, rabbits, and other animals along the trail. This trail is rated moderate due to several steep and rocky sections not suitable for inexperienced riders. This trail offers many opportunities for side trips and loops, effectively connecting every OHV route in the area without requiring riders to use paved roads.

Hayfield Draw OHV Recreation Area is a day use area only, open to off-highway vehicles less than 50” wide. Always wear protective equipment. Operate vehicles in designated OHV areas only. Portions of this trail may be overgrown with brush and/or washed out by large storms.


Printable Trail Description and Map (439 KB PDF; 8.5” X 11”)

At a Glance

  • $5 for day use
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Approximately 15 minutes from Camp Verde, AZ
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


From the Verde Ranger Station in Camp Verde, travel west on Hwy 260 for 9.1 miles to Hayfield Draw OHV Recreation Area, on the left. Parking is good. There is a $5 parking fee. Take TR 543 to TR 545, on the right.

To reach the south trailhead, drive west on Hwy 260 from the Verde Ranger District for 1.6 miles to Oasis Road. Turn left and travel 0.4 miles to FR 136. Turn right and go 2.3 miles to the trailhead on the right.

Road conditions are suitable for all vehicles.

General Notes:
  • Connecting trails: #528, Grapevine Trail #543, #546
  • Maps:
    • USGS Map: 7.5’ quads for Middle Verde and Cornville
    • Prescott National Forest Map, east half



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Difficulty Level: Moderate

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  Area/Length : 
13.1 miles

  Elevation : 
3,691 feet


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