Verde River Sheep Bridge day hike

  • February 22 · 6:30 AM

We will visit this historic site, which is the gateway to many trails in the western Mazatzal Wilderness Area. THIS TRIP IS RATED AS A "C" OUTING HOWEVER THE DRIVE IN IS FAIRLY LONG AND REQUIRES HIGH CLEARANCE VEHICLES. This foot bridge was originally constructed during World War II by Basque sheepherders. In the early 1990's, the old sheep bridge had become "unsafe" and was scheduled for demolition. Due to the fact that the sheep bridge was a National Register Site it could not just simply be torn down. Due to efforts by the Sierra Club a new and better sheep bridge was constructed at that time. For reservations and more information contact Jim Vaaler at[masked] or [masked]

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  • Nancy S.

    The group pictures we took are now up. With privacy issues a concern for many we did not label them or list any names. In the past I have been able to download pictures from this web site, but I can also email copies to anyone who wants them. Email me at [masked].

    February 22

  • Nancy S.

    We really enjoyed the company, and learned the easy route to get there.

    February 22

  • Nancy S.

    We have a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD and have been to Sheep Bridge before. Could take 2 or 3 passengers in the back seat. We are both strong hikers and have technical driving skills.

    February 9

    • Scott J.

      Could I catch a ride? I can meet where dalia is.

      February 20

  • Amanda Kirbi K.

    Is anyone going who lives in phoenix with an open seat by chance?

    February 20

  • Scott J.

    How long is the hike and what time would you expect us to return to the vehicles?

    February 19


    meeting at the junction of Cave Creek Road (Forest Service Road #24) and the Bartlett Lake Road (Forest Service Road # 19) at 7:00 jump into the santori's 4wd thanks for having this!

    February 17

  • Nancy S.

    We will join the group at the north meeting site chosen by Jim. Anyone thinking of riding with us should know that we only have liability coverage on our Jeep and Sierra Club does not provide any insurance. You should have your own medical insurance in case of injury which is not our fault, such as if an uninsured driver hits us. Call us at[masked] for questions.

    February 15

  • Sharon F.

    I would love to be someone's passengers and learn what this road is all about . . . The road to Rogers Canyon has left me feeling a bit skittish.

    February 15

  • John

    Jim or Mike, What is the length of this Hike? John

    February 14

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