In our adventure to the Promised Land (near Chino Valley/Prescott) a month or so ago, we found that it was a bit tricky to get to. I created a Google Earth kml file that details the directions, the do’s and the don’ts for getting there that hopefully will help in getting there. Anyhoo, without further ado, here it is:
To download the kml file click here
The directions are as follows (copied and modified from Scott Frankel @ Mountain Project):
From Chino Valley, turn right (East) onto the signed road for Perkinsville Road (No stoplight, but fairly well marked). Zero your odometer and follow the instructions below:
After 3.3 miles, the paved road ends. Keep going straight
After 4.4 miles, turn left onto the signed junction with Haystack Road.
After 5.0 miles, stay left (going right leads into a housing development)
After 6.0 miles, stay go through an opening in a fence and cattle guard and stay right. Past here the road will split in various places for no more than a couple hundred feet
After 6.5 miles, stay left at the fork.
After 6.6 miles, stay right at the fork. (Going left here will put you on Transwestern’s pipeline easement road, which *could* be used but shouldn’t)
After 7.2 miles, stay left and go through an opening in a fence.
After 7.4 miles, stay left at the fork.
After 7.6 miles, stay left at the fork.
After 7.7 miles, stay left again.
After 7.9 miles, stay left at the fork (the right has been fenced off).
After 8.0 miles, head through an opening in the fence and over the cattle guard and make a hard right (the alternate route here is to go left, they both end up at the same place)
After 8.2 miles, veer left at the fork (this may be closed off due to reforestation, causing you to have to use the alternative route mentioned above, use your best judgment)
After 8.9 miles, you’ll see a windmill and water tank on your right, turn left here. The road gets rocky and rutted from this point. A high clearance vehicle may be needed (Subaru Impreza Outback Sport made it fine) stay along the south side of the cattle fence.
After 10.3 miles, you’ll be able to see the canyon in the distance and you can either park near here or hang a right to get down to the camping area.
To get to the walls, hike into the wash towards the obvious canyon. Valerie’s Book area and Solomon are the area that has walls on both sides of the canyon after climbing over boulders and such (not the first walls you see!)
Good luck and I promise you, it’s there 😉