A Taco Trail Run In The Bradshaw Mountains Is A Showcase For Some Trick Toyota Buildups
Stuck at home on a sunny day is no place to be if you can help it. We got an invite to join up with some of the local Tacoma crew and hit the trails. Our destination for the day was a location near Prescott, Arizona. We went to play on the very southern tail of the Bradshaw Mountains, where the buttes begin to flatten and give way to low desert hills and rocky washes.
In an area commonly known simply as Table Mesa lies a wide array of desert trails and washes that provide a veritable playground for wheelers. You'll find desert arroyos and sandy washes strewn with rocks and boulders. The terrain and geology is varied and the routes here range from the easy connector roads that wind about to some very challenging obstacles that demand you use big tires, low gearing, and have little concern for sheetmetal deformation.
Our group for the day consisted of a good number of well-built, or shall we say rebuilt, Tacomas along with a couple of other Toyotas, and a lone Jeep TJ. We tackled a handful of the medium duty runs but that doesn't mean it was easy going through all the obstacles.
Follow along on our short adventure. We'll show you the rigs out wheeling and tell you a bit about how they're built. We'll keep our story here short and leave more room to let you see more images of our day on the trail.
How To Get There
The Bradshaw Mountains are located in central Arizona, a few miles south of Prescott. Parts of the range are located within the Prescott National Forest, while other sections are privately administered or under the jurisdiction of other government agencies. You can find out more info about local trail conditions by contacting the Forest Service office at 928/443-8000, or online at www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott.