We drove north of Peeples Valley, Az, to Wagoner Road. Turning East, this is a gravel road for a mile, then it is tar. We drove in 9.1 miles, crossing the Hassayampa River and passing beautiful ranches. We turned Left on Crooks Canyon Road, in a quarter mile, stage at the wash or the next pull off to park and stay out of the way, as this road is busy with traffic. We headed out staying on the NF marker # 94C. We passed thru a great sandstone valley with a view of Battleship Butte.
Then you are traveling over huge rolling hills full of scrub brush, yet there’s views to see. We made it to the pine trees for lunch.
We returned another route, passing numerous other trails, crossing over creeks and trying to find the larges cottonwood tree.