|Facilities: There are no facilities provided at Davenport Trail. Gas, food, and lodging can be found in Payson and Scottsdale.|
Best Time To Visit: Davenport Trail is open spring through fall, depending on the weather.
Fees: No fee is charged.
Rules: Neither motorized or mechanized transport are permitted on this trail. The maximum group size is 15; the maximum amount of saddle or pack animals of any kind is 15 per group.
Directions: To reach Davenport Trail from Payson, travel south on State Highway 87 (the Beeline Highway) to Forest Road 419 (this turn-off is just before crossing the Rye Creek Bridge, about 1 mile south of the Rye Creek Store). Follow Forest Road 419 for 4.7 miles to the trailhead. Take the Barnhardt Trail west to the Mazatzal Divide Trail. Follow the Mazatzal Divide Trail west to its intersection with the Davenport Trail.To reach Davenport Trail from Scottsdale, travel north on Scottsdale Road to the Cave Creek Road. Go east and north on Cave Creek Road (Forest Road 24) for 10 miles. Turn right on the Bartlett Road for 6 miles; turn left and continue on Forest Road 205 for 7.7 miles to a corral where Forest Road 161 turns right. From this point, it is possible when the river is low to cross the Verde River to get to Forest Road 479 (Crossing the river is done at your own risk!). Salt River Project has blocked the access by prohibiting vehicles from crossing Horseshoe Dam. Continue northeast on Forest Road 479 for 3/4 mile to Forest Road 474. Turn right on Forest Road 474 for 1/2 mile to parking area.
Map: Click here for a map to Davenport Trail
Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted for Davenport Trail.