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Horeshoe Canyon - Night run
Saturday October 24th, 2020 06:00 PM
Jerome, Arizona
Trail Runs (Official)
Trail Leader:
Carlos Franco

Event Description

Horseshoe Trail is located a short drive behind Jerome.  A fun trail that provides some enchanting views during the day, but at night it becomes quite more interesting to navigate with all the creepy crawlers out and about.  

Normally an easy to moderate trail during the daytime with a few off camber obstacles on ledge roads, a couple steep climbs with a few obstacles mixed in.  It becomes much more difficult in the dark.  We will meet at the usual location in Cave Creek listed below and caravan to Jerome to begin the evening. 


 Meeting Location and Time

4 Sons Chevron
5439 E Carefree Hwy
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

6 PM 



  • Additional Lighting on front of vehicle.  (NOT Foglights)
  • All Terrain Tires.  NO STREET TIRES.
  • Flashlights/Headlamps
  • HAM Radio (Cheap Baofeng works even if just to listen to trail comms.) You don't need a license to listen. 
  • Recovery Gear
  • Shoes/Boots. Absolutely NO OPEN TOED FOOTWEAR. 
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Vehicle in GOOD working order. 
  • Water/Food for yourself and your group



·         Jacket/Sweater

·         Underbody armor

·         Additional lighting on sides/rear of vehicle if available

·         Camping Chair

·         Snacks

·         Camera


Please keep in mind the task at hand, we will be going into a remote part of the desert in the dark.   This presents a whole new set of challenges we are not used to on regular club trail runs, please make sure to be well rested so you can remain attentive at all times during this trail run.   Also please consider the dangers involved if you are thinking about bringing kids, this may not be the right experience should we have to spend the night out there.   

In the same vein, please be sure to consider the possibility of a breakdown and the consequences, we will need to remain together as a group for this trail run so be prepared to spend a night out there if we have to. 

We will be recording the trail run for a Desert Rover video so let me know if you do not wish to be part of the video ahead of time.   I have a few Desert Rover surprises planned for trail attendees you won't want to miss!


Event Registration


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Venue Description

Trail Rating per Wells book - Difficult

The first part of the trail is scenic but uneventful. Conditions quickly become more interesting along the power line, especially one very steep hilly section that gives the trail it's difficult rating. Attendees should expect everything from shelf roads, washouts and deep ruts in a few sections.

Toughest spot is a short section of steep rocky hills near the end. Most of the trail is easy, handled by any stock Land Rover with proper off road tires and transfer case for the steep section.
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