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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
19 days ago

Nice ride but it was extremely busy through the canyon. There are a lot of blind corners so you have to go slow on motorized vehicles.

off road driving
21 days 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
21 days 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
23 days ago

So much fun!

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
1 month 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
2 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! :)

I love this ride!! It can be difficult in certain spots be careful and drive slow.

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
3 months ago

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
3 months ago

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
3 months ago

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
5 months ago

Absolute blast to drive. Picked up some newbies to add to the caravan. Some obstacles can be tricky if you pick the wrong line especially in a stock vehicle. Scenery is beautiful. Just fun, easy but fun.

off road driving
6 months ago

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
7 months ago

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
8 months ago

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

off road driving
9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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&*

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