Departure Time: 8am Return Time: Around 7pm Trail Rating: 1-3 Main Activity: Scenic Drive, Hiking Months Offered: (not during winter months) Meal: Pack Lunch for Picnic
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Verde Glen is a slice of paradise on Earth! Pristine forest covered running creek water with a hiking trail right along side that goes on for miles! The East Verde River flows down from the Mogollon Rim through Washington Park and continues all the way to the Mazatzal Wilderness. During this Jeep tour we will explore various locations below the Mogollon Rim.

Geode Hill

With a short climb up a rocky hill you are able to access one of the best hidden locations for some rock hounding for geodes. Tools and eye protection will be provided for your group.

Brody Hills Trail

Brody Hills is a narrow and rocky trail for stunning views of the Mogollon Rim that leads to a much more difficult to access location to pick up geodes. This secluded trail offers some of the best views of the rim. Not to be attempted without a high clearance 4×4.

Dry Dude Creek & FR195

This off-road trail runs parallel to the East Verde River and Dude Creek. We will have to make a few rocky dry river bed crossings and hill climbs along the way. The end of this beautiful forested trail gives us access to the scenic Highline National Recreation Trail. This is a 46.1 mile long hike that runs the base of the Mogollon Rim though a number of secluded canyons.

Elk Viewing

During this Jeep tour will will travel through the upper regions of the town of Pine to try and visit with the various Elk herds that live in the area. Have your cameras ready!

Creek-side Picnic

During our exploration along the river in Verde Glen we will stop for a creek-side picnic to have lunch and chillax. Please make sure to bring a cooler with food, snacks, and drinks.

Verde Glen Day Trip

Verde Glen is a slice of paradise on Earth! Pristine forest covered running creek water with a hiking trail right along side that goes on for miles! The East Verde River flows down from the Mogollon Rim through Washington Park and continues all the way to the Mazatzal Wilderness. During this Jeep tour we will explore various locations below the Mogollon Rim.

Itineraries

MEET

Time : 8:00 am

Departure

Meet in and Depart from Fountain Hills. (Hotel Pick-up Included)

TRAVEL ON-ROAD TO PAYSON

Time : 9:00 am

Travel (Part 1)

From Fountain Hills we will travel on-road for about an hour to Payson, AZ.

Travel to Verde Glen

Time : 9:30 am

Travel (Part 2)

From Payson we will travel on-road for about 30 minutes up into the beautiful forested lands of Verde Glen.

Brody Hills Trail

Time : 10:00 am

Off-Road Exploration 1

Brody Hills is a narrow and rocky trail leading to a hidden location to pick up geodes and view the Mogollon Rim. This secluded trail offers some of the best views of the rim.

Dry Dude Creek & FR195

Time : 11:30 am

Off-Road Exploration 2

This off-road trail runs parallel to the East Verde River and Dude Creek. We will have to make a few rocky dry river bed crossings and hill climbs along the way. The end of this beautiful forested trail gives us access to the scenic Highline National Recreation Trail. This is a 46.1 mile long hike that runs the base of the Mogollon Rim though a number of secluded canyons.

Geode Hill

(Optional Rock Hounding)

You have the opportunity to climb Geode Hill and do some rock hounding. Equipment provided.

Verde Glen Exploration

Time : 1:00 pm

Creek Side Hike

After our off-road trail adventures, we will return to visit Verde Glen to hike along the beautiful running creek.

Picnic Creek-side

Time : 3:00 pm

Lunch Time!

We will setup our picnic area creek-side within Verde Glen for some lunch and to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings.

Elk Viewing

Time : 5:00 pm

Travel to Pine

Upon leaving Verde Glen, we will travel to the town of Pine to try and visit with the herds of Elk that live in the area. Don't forget your cameras!

RETURN HOME

Time : 7:00 pm

Drive Home

Drive on-road to return back to Fountain Hills or your hotel.
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  • Trip Name Creek Exploration
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    Available Seats: 4

    Group ( 1 - 4 Pax ) $385.00 $0.00 /Group

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