The Lime Kiln Road was constructed at the same time as the kiln to bring lime from the kiln to the Willard and Strahan house construction sites. Eventually the road continued beyond the Lime Kiln to connect into the Oak Creek Road, and became known as the Lime Kiln Cut-Off. This route became a favorite route for early settlers of the upper Verde Valley because it was considerably shorter than the main road. The road was constructed for horse and wagon use and was abandoned by the time automobile use became popular (Willard 1979).
The Lime Kiln Trail is 15 miles long. Nine miles are non-motorized and six miles are motorized. Access points include Dead Horse Ranch State Park, The Bill Grey Road, Hwy 89A, The Deer Pass Road (FR 89B), Lower Red Rock Loop Road and Red Rock State Park.
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