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Crown King Crawl to the Clouds – A Ride to Raise Discount Tire Event


Crown King Crawl to the Clouds

A Discount Tire Ride to Raise Family Event


March 15th is almost here! Tighten up those suspension bolts, grab your tow straps and get ready for this year’s Crown King Crawl to the Clouds event.

The Arizona Region and Discount Tire Direct have joined forces to make this years Crown King run the best Discount Tire off road event yet!    Join us for a great day on the trail, lunch and some awesome raffle items.  Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Bruce T. Halle Employee Assistance Fund.

Here are the details:

Who is invited? – Discount Tire employees and family.

What is it? –  A one day 4×4 adventure from the outskirts of Phoenix to Crown King, AZ.

Where is it? –  This event will start outside of Phoenix, just north of Lake Pleasant (please see map below for directions and exact GPS coordinates) and end in the old mining town of Crown King.

(click to download map to start): Crown King Crawl to the Clouds Start Location Map

When is it? – Sunday, March 15th.  Drivers meeting at 7:00 am. The first group will take off at 8:00 am.

Why are we doing it? – For years Discount Tire’s founder, Bruce T. Halle, has been giving back to Discount Tire employees.  In order to help this cause proceeds generated from this event will be donated to the Bruce T. Halle Discount Tire Employee Assistance Fund.

How do I participate and what does it cost? –  Registration is required for each person attending this event.  The registration fee is $30.00 per person and must be paid online (see below).  Registration includes a T-shirt, BBQ lunch at the Mill Restaurant in Crown King and a raffle ticket.   Registration is available online now and ends Monday March 9th so sign up today!

How extreme is the trail and what types of vehicles are allowed? – High clearance 4×4 vehicles, ATV’s, UTV’s, and dirt bikes are all welcome to participate.  This trail is no highway.   For this run we’ll be taking the back road starting just north of Lake Pleasant off of Castle Hot Springs Rd.    This trail travels through the desert and climbs into the Bradshaw Mountains ending in the old mining town of Crown King.  Most of this trail is dirt and gravel but there are some sections and optional obstacles that will be difficult to pass if your vehicle does not have 4-wheel drive. More information and pictures of the trail: Everytrail Crown King Trail Map and Pictures

Things to bring (recommended):

  • Participants are required to find their own transportation for this ride  however, if you are interested in participating and you haven’t been able to find a ride please email  We will do our best to help find you an empty seat.
  • Drinks and snacks:  Lunch will be included with your registration but each vehicle should pack enough drinks and snacks for the entire day. Alcohol is not permitted.
  • First Aid kit, 4×4 recovery gear, 2-way radio
  • Hat, Sunglasses, Sweatshirt, Sun Screen, TP (you never know)
  • Camera
  • Full tank of gas


PRE REGISTRATION is now closed.

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