I personally think this is a must ride for anyone within a day's distance, but that's just me and what do I know? It's an awesome trail, but beware, if you are scared of heights there are some high points with dropoffs where the trail can get down to one lane. In my opinion it's not that terrible though, a lot less nerve racking than the Apache Trail and a lot safer feeling. It is definitely a fun ride, a great trail with a lot of diversity through a lot of interesting scenery and very well maintained although it gets rough enough in parts to stay interesting. All in all, just a great fun ride. It takes about an hour to an hour and a half getting up there and some how a little less getting down. It's supposedly about 30 miles of trail off of I-17 to get to Crown King. I forget which exit it is but it's about 25 miles north of the 101 when you leave Phoenix. You take the "Bumblebee/Crown King" exit and follow the twisty paved road that soon turns to dirt. It's pretty strait forward and there are signs letting you know which way to go at the few forks in the road. You can access it from Bloody Basin road as well but that trail supposedly isn't nearly as interesting so I didn't bother with it. Crown King Arizona is a tiny, old western town quite literally up in the mountains between a bunch of peaks filled with big pine trees. You get the sense of stepping back in time when you get there, especially since the only way to the town is via about 30 miles worth of trails. They have a couple of nice restaurants, cafe and a general store. Good food is easy to find here and there are a couple of very quaint little bed&breakfast / motels as well, although be warned, while there is gas available at the general store they only have 87 and 89 octane, no 91 or above. I would have taken more pictures but started the ride a little bit too late in the afternoon, so I didn't have as much time to stop and snap as I would have liked. I'm sure many others have ridden this and posted it but this was my experience. Don't forget to get your "I Survived the Ride to Crown King" sticker for your panniers at the General Store. P.S... Watch out for the cows.