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.
Lynx Lake Recreation Area Brochure (1,020 KB)
At a Glance
|Open Season:||Spring - Fall|
|Closest Towns:||Approximately 15 minutes from Prescott, AZ|
|Water:||Not available. Surface water should be treated.|
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.
- Connecting trails: Salida Trail #93, Salida Gulch Trail #95, Prospectors Trail #42
- USGS Map: 7.5’ quads for Prescott and Prescott Valley South
- Prescott National Forest Map, west half
- Average hiking time: 1.5 hours, one way
- This rolling trail connects with several others, offering riders the opportunity to explore this beautiful landscape of valleys and ridges.
- While this trail trends uphill, the ascent is gradual and there are excellent views along the way. This trail is open to OHVs—please be alert.
- This trail connects with several others, offering riders the opportunity to explore this beautiful landscape of valleys and ridges. This trail is open to OHVs—please be alert.
OHV Trail Riding
- This trail has few technical sections and is a relatively easy route. The last half-mile of the trail, however, is somewhat steep and rocky as it switchbacks uphill. This trail is open to hikers, bikers, and horseback riders—please be alert.
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|
Alerts & Warnings
- STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT; RESTRICCIONES DE FUEGOS ETAPA 2 EN EFECTO
- Fossil Creek & Forest Road 708 Closed until 12/31/22 for public health and saf
- Target Type restrictions implemented across the Prescott NF
- Temporary Camping Restrictions along Highway 260 and Salt Mine Road Corridor
- Drones Use on Forest Service Lands