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backway to crown king in az

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by 08pretaco, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    anyone did this? i got a 3" with 32's with an open diff. looked in a book to read about it and says its difficult but from the description doesnt sound to bad. so if anyone has done this can i go all the way and would it be cool to just go by myself? thanks
     
  2. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    really with my prerunner wont make it? i did soldier pass couple weeks ago and didnt do too badly and thats a pretty rough trail
     
  4. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    It's not uncommon to require winching to get up the back way to crown king. let's just put it that way.
     
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    thanks for that azfj that vid was helpful. isnt that part bypassable? maybe ill just wait to do this after a few more mods ie a locker lol
     
  7. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    I haven't done it, but think I remember seeing a few areas that aren't bypassable that you would not be able to do with a prerunner.

    Chris4x4 has done it, PM him.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    its cool from what everyones saying ill just wait to do it
     
  9. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    Also that road keeps getting more and more washed out every year. If you decide to do it in 2wd plan on being pulled along by one of your buddies a lot.

    you can also PM Rpoint16 he's done it recently.
     
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    Thats why I didn't go balls out and do the Full Broken arrow trail because I couldn't look at myself in the mirror if one of those Pink jeeps had to pull me out. haha :laugh:

    Sorry about the Tread Jack.
     
  12. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    Sweet Let me know the day. I work Monday through Friday but I think i'm feeling sick. Cough cough ;)
     
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    ya the book i have said soldier pass is difficult also but i went with gf sister and her bf and he has a jeep so i figured if i do get stuck oh well. so we went and the trail part of it was easy then i started to do the devils kitchen part, little side trail, and pretty much right when it turns off the trail does get difficult for an open diff but tried it out got maybe 1/3 of the way up the little section and was like f this parked it and took the jeep. my mentality is you never know if you dont try and thats one thing i hate about myself haha
     
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    decided to do oak creek homestead in sedona. and sorry guys should have done a search didnt think about that earlier :/
     
  15. Aug 4, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    I did a damn dumb thing once many many years ago and ran this trail down from Crown King... alone... :eek::rant::der:

    I eventually got to a place where I decided to turn back and couldn't get out, so I decided to try and finish it.
    Some of the short steep grades out required 2nd and 3rd attempts. It was white-knuckles all the way to the lake.

    Never again... :pray:
     
  16. Aug 4, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    I have done Crown King a few times. I wouldnt do it in a Prerunner unless you plan on getting pulled alot. Also, bring friends, food, LOTS of water, etc. Like Oakley said, its a long trail, and plan for the whole day if you havent done it before. Its fun FUN! But a Prerunner is a no no. You can go down it in a Prerunner :)) ), but not up it.
     
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