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Author Topic: Dugas Rd to the Verde River  (Read 3862 times)

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Offline PitSnipe (Kyle)

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Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« on: December 13, 2016, 04:27:45 PM »
Location I17 and Dugas Rd East
Rating: 2.5
Vehicle Requirements: 4x4 with ground clearance
Total Time: 8 hours
Approximately 90 Miles.
Must have near full tank of gas to complete trail.

Directions:
I17 exit on Dugas Rd and head east on Dugas Rd.
About 20 miles in you reach the rim.
At 25 miles you reach a T junction which is FR57. Continue on Dugas Rd to take you to the Verde River which dead ends. back track to FR57. (Red line on the map).
Continue FR57
Next T junction is FR16 (yellow line on the map) takes you to the Verde River just across from Childs Power Plant and the Verde Hot Springs. Some parts of the year the river is low enough to cross.
Back track FR16 all of the way to FR269.
FR269 turns into Bloody Basin rd.
Exit Bloody Basin Rd at the I17

                 
So Thupertrooper (Victor) and I decided to pre run this trail to the Verde River hoping that we could make this a 2wd run. We were wrong. 2wd is accessible on Dugas rd all of the way through until you make the descent on the Verde Rim. Once you make the descent the trail becomes very narrow. ie: no place to turn around. This is where 4wd takes over. You skirt the edge of cliff along the trail all the way down the rim. Dugas Rd takes you all of the way to the Verde River. We searched for a crossing, but the river is just to wide and deep at this point. Old river crossing is not accessible. Back track Dugas Rd to FR 57 to FR 16 which takes you back to the river just across from the Childs camp area. River was too right and did not permit a crossing this time. Back track FR16 all the wat to FR 269 which turns into Bloody Basin Rd and leads to the I17.

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Here's a map of the trail   https://hikearizona.com/map.php?QX=5796
« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 07:05:57 AM by PitSnipe (Kyle) »
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Re: Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 07:15:09 PM »
Very well done Kyle.
Thank you for the great write up.

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Re: Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 09:09:57 PM »
Great camping spot, I don't know what the deal is now with the permit requirements in the area. 
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Re: Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, 10:28:37 AM »
This sounds like a fun trip, how deep was the water? Was it flowing fast or slow?
Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

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Re: Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2016, 02:44:21 PM »
This sounds like a fun trip, how deep was the water? Was it flowing fast or slow?

It was flowing steady but not fast. The depth wasn't fully checked as it was pretty cold to get in lol but we drove in it till it was rockslider deep on my Pathy. About 2.5'

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Re: Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 07:18:07 PM »
My sliders were under water and about 3/4 up my wheels.
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Re: Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2016, 09:39:41 PM »
My sliders were under water and about 3/4 up my wheels.

Maybe we should do a group buy of snorkels just to do this trip
Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

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Re: Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2016, 07:38:45 AM »
I cant do snorkels anymore lol i dont have the balls to cut a hole in my fiberglass fenders.

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Re: Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2016, 09:02:43 AM »
I cant do snorkels anymore lol i dont have the balls to cut a hole in my fiberglass fenders.

They cut easier then steel :)
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Re: Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2016, 09:08:27 AM »
I cant do snorkels anymore lol i dont have the balls to cut a hole in my fiberglass fenders.

They cut easier then steel :)

They also crack easier then steel lol

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Re: Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2016, 03:20:52 PM »
Seems like you should be able to re-inforce the hole after it's cut - glass matte, resin, patience.  Just a thought.
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Re: Dugas Rd to the Verde River
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2016, 11:35:58 PM »
I did a similar route about two years ago.   It was a long mind numbing trip.  I did a couple small hikes to break up the drive.  If I where to do it again,  I would take two days to do the trip. I would camp on the rim, before descending down to the river. 

If you plan to go in the next couple of months, watch out for icy snow packed roads on that decent. 










 



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