This trail has been designed for ATV,
Jeep, 4WD, truck, or bicycle. Some
areas are for non-motorized only.
This trail is only open from May to
October, weather permitting in the
early and later months.
Pay attention to the trail markers
because some areas are restricted to
motorized vehicles. Follow the rules
of the trail and keep everyone safe.
If you are planning
to camp or picnic along the
trail, be sure to take out everything
that you take in, including
garbage. Pack your food in a
place and a way so as not to
attract unwanted wildlife.
This trail is located just off Scenic Byway 12 between
the Lower Bowns and Oak Creek Reservoirs. Trail Type
All motorized vehicles and bicycle. No loop, just
different trails to explore. Distance
There is not a total specific distance for this trail but the
distances for individual ones are on the next page. Difficulty Moderate
There is rough terrain on the way to Oak
Creek Reservoir,weather may create other challenges,
that will make the trail more difficult.
Elevations: Rosebud Trail Head: 8,600, Lower Bowns
Reservoir: 7,400, Oak Creek Reservoir: 10,100
Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
Do it at your own pace
There are camping facilities at Oak Creek,
Rosebud, Pleasant Creek, and Lower
Bowns. All the campgrounds are really nice
and well kept. The Rosebud Campground
considered mostly an ATV campground,
other than that, they are open to everyone.
Take a few days and enjoy the beauty of
Get a closer look
2.1 Miles - Rosebud ATV Trailhead to Slickrock
ATV Trail Junction
3.7 Miles - Rosebud ATV Trailhead to USFS
4.0 Miles - Rosebud ATV Trailhead to Lower
Bowns Reservoir Trails
1.7 Miles - USFS Road 169 to Sawmill Bench
2.5 Miles - Highway 12 to Oak Creek Reservoir
Take in the views
Points of Interest:
Oak Creek Reservoir: N 38d04'26" W 111d22'09"
High Ranger Trailhead: N 38d04'37" W 111d22'03"
Pleasant Creek Campground: N 38d06'07" W 111d20'13"
Rosebud ATV Trailhead: N 38d05'52" W 111d20'09"
Lower Bowns Campground: N 38d06'20" W 111d16'39"
Trailhead at Lower Bowns: N 38d06'14" W 111d16'33"
Oak Creek Campground: N 38d05'23" W 111d20'29"