Did you spot any bighorn sheep in Coyote Canyon? I have seen them in Coyote canyon, Yaqui Pass, and Montezuma grade. 3 out of 6 trips.
3rd crossing was kind of overgrown about 3 years ago.
There is a lot of neat places in AB. I suggest checking out the calcite mine area sometime. It's off S-22 about a quarter mile west of the microwave tower. Lots of Swiss cheese rocks.
The road was a little rocky about 2 years ago, but not too steep, and it's hard packed. Just one sand wash to cross.