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General Crook Trail Scenic Road

  • Mogollon Rim in Arizona
  • So this is who the road is named after
  • Rainstorm over the valley from Forest Road 300
  • View from the General Crook Trail


  • This Scenic Road is named for General George Crook known for his efforts to end the Apache resistance.
  • Also referred to as Forest Service Road 300, it stretches across the Mogollon Rim with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

General Crook Trail Scenic Road


Forest Service Road 300 near Payson is also known as the General Crook Trail scenic road. Crook was stationed in Arizona to end the Apache resistance in the 1870s-80s. The general had been told that a supply road existed between Fort Apache, Fort Verde and Fort Whipple but this was not so. He and his men built a road along the Mogollon Rim and a portion of the road exists today as Forest Road 300. The rim is a massive escarpment that stretches from New Mexico across much of northern Arizona. The scenic road hugs the rim and provides visitors with dramatic views to surrounding mountains, valleys and deserts in the distance.

Forest Service Road 300 is a gravel road but is passable by most vehicles. The road is closed in winter due to snow. To reach the road, go east from Payson on Highway 260 for about 30 miles to Forest Road 300-Rim Road.


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Come visit us! Forest Service Road 300, Payson, AZ - 85541,US

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