off road driving
Very hard to find the trail because there really is no trail. You just walk through the canyon. To get there, stay on the dirt road for about 4 miles. Once you descend a steep and rocky stretch of dirt road, you will see a 1ft x 1ft white sign. The sign said something like "pack it in, pack it out". Go to the right of this sign. There will be a trail marker about 100 yds down that road. That's where the "trail" starts. There are some points of interests like in the pics. The canyon looks great. We went in December and there wasn't too much water.
Great ride, good climbs
Nice easy trail with great scenic views. I'll echo the other reviews and say no real need for 4wd, but it was an enjoyable trail for the whole family. There are some great areas to pull off and eat lunch while looking back towards the valley. If you don't want to do the whole loop I would recommend doing the first half. The second half is faster with more graded roads but less panoramic views.
Good trail. I went on a Tuesday and there was still a decent amount of traffic. When you first enter the trail you drive through several shooting ranges, so just keep that in mind. Most of the trail, if not all, can be done in 2wd if you have decent tires. I did it in a 2012 Nissan Frontier on 32" AT's and a 2.5" lift. Made it just fine. Had my mom with me so I definitely took the conservative lines. Trail gets a bit more interesting once you really start climbing. Definitely recommend this trail for jeeps and other off road oriented vehicles. Beautiful scenery as well.
Def not a bad trail. I did not ever really need to put it in 4wd, went the wrong way a couple times, and saw a lot of cool stuff. It is a good trail, just nothing too challenging. I would go again, but I would prepare more. It took me 6 or so hours since I happened to wander off and take a couple wrong turns. MAKE sure you follow the Woodbury and Rogers trough sign at the beginning and don't go into the little town/ village.
This was a great scenic day drive! We drove through high desert mountain landscapes and high mountain pines and washes filled with rain water. This road should only be driven with a 4x4, high-clearance vehicle! (We drove our Jeep Wrangler with no lift and did fine.) The last half of the trail (POIs 4-6) was moderate to difficult. This part of the trail had lots of switchbacks, large exposed rocks and part of the trail had been turned into a river wash from the rains the previous week. The guides POIs were extremely helpful! Without them we would have taken the wrong trail/road. I would definitely recommend this drive! We had a lot of fun! Plan on spending about 4 1/2 hours to drive the short 34 miles.
This trail is strictly high clearance 4WD. It proceeds from the Hewitt Station mining area near Superior, Arizona, through some really exceptional canyons and stone monument features. Before climbing up to the trailheads for Woodbury and Roger's Trough, you will pass the Elephant Arch, Robles Butte and a host of other landmarks well-known to those who hike the area. The final gain in elevation occurs after the turnoff for Rogers Trough and soon you are looking down upon the magnificent peaks and valleys through which you have just driven. Crossing the ridge through the juniper forest provides views far to the north and south before descending a series of switchbacks to US 60. Along the way you can stop off at the old stone house which once served ranch hands. Careful on the descent, though, because recent wild fires have resulted in some road erosion. (Description is west to east)
Nice loop trail, best suited for ATVs and off road vehicles. Middle of trail (highest elevation) offers good south/east views and takes you into the pine trees. Use this trail (drive in) to access Rogers Trough and Woodbury trailhead for some cool higher elevation hikes.
I just got back from this trip and need to want people-- it is currently not a "family friendly" moderate route- it is leaning much closer to hard right now. The entire route has been effected by the strong storms AZ has gotten this year and there are many big washouts. Some sections have become fairly technical if you have a stock SUV/Truck. Also, expect to get your sides scratched up on all the brush that has grown into the trails.
Please take care if you do this route! It is also highly recommended you travel with another vehicle-- don't solo this route right now unless you have a well modified rig and a winch! I ended up having to call in a recovery specialist to come winch me out of a big wash between points 1 and 2 on the map. My friend was unable to tow me out of it.
All that said, it is a route with beautiful scenery!