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off road driving
1 day ago

It gets a little bumpy after the corral and pond. Unless you're in a crawler this one is going to leave your ride with some minor body modifications.

off road driving
3 days ago

Awesome trail!!!

off road driving
25 days ago

This was my first trip here. Keep the map in reach. Lots of trails to get off track on. Pretty rocky but no tricky obstacles. X3nation

off road driving
5 months ago

This place is perfect. Want an adventure? Go whatever direction you want! Want a warm up? Get comfortable? Drive the loop. Take about 3 hrs but makes a great day

Great views. Nice relaxing ride.

Take Price Road to trail...much easier an shorter than Cottonwood trail..

off road driving
8 months ago

A great trail for a novice, I had no issues. The views were spectacular and I'm certain to return... to venture out and explore different side trails as well as some night sky photography.

off road driving
8 months ago

Fun Four Wheeling trip .. Loved exploring around Rock House .. Would like to know history of it ..

off road driving
8 months ago

We drove the Montana Loop today with a stop at the Rogers Trough trailhead. FR-357 / Hewitt Station Rd is closed to off road vehicles. We took the detour FR-252 until it split to the north and Bomboy Mine to the south, which we followed to FR-357. All of the gates were open, the rivers were dry, and only a few puddles still left on the trail. Off FR-650, there were a number of RV campers throughout. Uploaded a gpx of the route we drove.

Box Canyon is amazing!! It has some difficult places, but we had no problem in a four wheel jeep. Others did fine in Razors and Four Wheelers.
Come back the same way you came in, unless you have LOTS of hours of daylight to find you way past there. We have not, as yet.
Today, we went way up Sandman Road, off of Price Road, in hopes of hitting & turning right Cottonwood Canyon Road, and coming through to Box Canyon. In spite of what the map says, Sandman does NOT go through!! It is barricaded at The Gravel Express pit!! And there is a locked gate on Sandman, on the other side of the pit! Take our word for it!!

off road driving
9 months ago

Amazing trail, lots of side trails along the way if you feel like venturing off a bit! Beautiful scenery, would go back again.

Views were beautiful! Will definitely do again! Lots of different trails to explore.

Made the mistake of driving Montana trail counter clockwise a couple of days after snow. I had a very hard time making it over the summit from the shady side of mountain due to ice in tracks. Wife still mad

off road driving
10 months ago

Took up a full size bronco and a 05 f150. Great fun ride. Most obstacles weren’t too technically challenging but it is a close fit for such large vehicles in a handful of places. You definitely get uncomfortably close to the edge of some drop offs.

off road driving
10 months ago

Did it on a 2011 Ford Explorer w a lift and bigger tires (10" of clearance). Very fun trail. All of the gates where open. Did it with my wife and 2 month old baby, so I went fairly slow. Took us 6 hours but stopped for lunch for 1 hour at the bottom of the switchbacks at the old rock building and another earlier stop to feed our son. Most of the traffic was going clockwise, which is good since there are a lot of narrow areas where it would be really hard to pass. I would like to do it again after a snow storm to make it more challenging at the top.

off road driving
10 months ago

So much fun!

off road driving
11 months ago

off road driving
11 months ago

Vehicle was Ford Raptor SuperCrew.
Some switchbacks took a bit of negotiating. Due to brush alongside trail there was some scratching but light.

off road driving
11 months ago

Fun trail to do. Did it in my stock 4Runner. Aired down to 20 psi. The first half was very easy. The second half was a little bit rockier and had some switchbacks. Overall a great trail, I just wish we went after a storm came through so the streams were actually full. Would've made it more fun! :)

Friday, October 20, 2017

nice views/scenery; I wouldn't consider it moderate, maybe easy+. close to town makes it an easy quick trip from town.

off road driving
Friday, October 06, 2017

I just spoke with Mesa Ranger District and they tell me that Hewitt Station Road is closed to off roaders. It is a private road and the owner is tired of the abusive off roaders that are going too fast ... so he has closed the road.

off road driving
Thursday, September 28, 2017

This trail is rocky in some areas. Took us 4 hours for the loop. Steep in some areas. Mountain is narrow in spots. If you're a bigginer I recommend the first part of the trail. More moderate on the mountain. 3 gates that you have to keep closed after passing through. We did a night ride which was still beautiful. 4x4 a must, high clearance needed in some areas too! Over all lots of fun! Enjoy and be safe.

off road driving
Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Very fun trail for a dirtbike but the forest street is closed between the entrance and last four miles so you have to take trail 252 which adds a couple extra miles. The trail is very rocky going up and coming down the steepest parts but still fun. I almost got hit by two deer jumping across the trail.

off road driving
Monday, July 17, 2017

super beautiful. pretty long do make sure you have time allotted to tackle the entire loop but very worth it. You don't have to do the entire thing butt even doing part of the trail is super fun. I will be back time and time again to tackle this trail with my Subaru but in the meantime I used the Lexus. I love the scenery that this state has to offer. Just a hop and a skip past AJ

Fun and scenic trail. Most trucks and suvs could make it up the first part of the trail (the 172 I think) but I would recommend high clearance and good tires once you get to the 650 near the top. We used 4x4 once but that was because we went off trail down one of the washes where the sand was deep.

No one mentioned the gates. There are 3 gates for cattle along the way. Just move them and close behind you. The sign was knocked off the first gate and might confuse someone into thinking the area was closed.

off road driving
Friday, June 23, 2017

I wheeled it in my 2007 Tacoma prerunner with K02 tires and aired down to 19 psi. We had no problems climbing all the hill.
There are 3 gates that nobody mentions but just make sure to close them. The trail over all was a lot of fun.

off road driving
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fun, easygoing trail with great views at the top. No problem for a stock 2017 Tacoma TRD Sport.

off road driving
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Fun, relatively easy, had a couple tricky areas but no problems in a stock Jeep. Beautiful views and lots of wildflowers in the spring time.

off road driving
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Excellent 4wd ride for a half-day or full-day. It can be a little crowded in parts on a nice weather weekend...otherwise I'd give this road a five star rating. The lower parts of the loop are fairly easy going. The higher parts (especially along FS 650) can get tricky at times. I've been on this road several times, and the condition of the road is never the same two trips in a row. If there has been any weather recently, parts of the loop can be slippery, or even snow covered in winter months. There are several shallow streams you'll cross. I've never been up there when they've been deep enough to consider not crossing, but I bet it happens at times.
So...the rating of easy to moderate for this road can depend on current conditions. Personally, I wouldn't drive the entire loop without a high clearance 4WD vehicle in good working condition. Good tires and all...
The views, trails and wildlife along this route are awesome! One of these weekends, I'm going to camp overnight in one of the spots up high. There are many!
Oh, and one last consideration. The trail rating says dog friendly. Personally, I wouldn't bring any dog up there (or anywhere in Superstition Wilderness and similar areas) if that dog hasn't been through training to ignore rattlesnakes. This isn't a problem in the winter when the snakes hibernate. But there ARE rattlesnakes in the summer. And way more dogs get in trouble with rattlesnakes than humans do. There are several options for training your dog about rattlesnakes by going to this link - https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=dog+rattlesnake+training&*

off road driving
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Had a great time on this trail. Lotsa folks sharing this trail. Why some people start in the opposite direction is beyond belief. Trail does get really narrow. Springtime views are beautiful.

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