Ben Avery Trail

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Ben Avery Trail is a 9.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tonopah, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.9 miles
538 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




5 months ago

About 4 miles in on the El Passo Natural Gas road there is a large BLM "Eagletail Mountains" sign on a dirt road to the left. The kiosk and gate to the hike is about a mile past the sign, iconic Arizona vistas of Courthouse Rock and the mountains beyond. Loads of Petroglyphs on a small dark mesa about 3.5 miles in, to the left of the wash.
Beyond this mesa, the trail continues along the wash over a divide, through a canyon and out into the open desert. There are more Petroglyphs and good rock hounding in this canyon.

Friday, February 03, 2012

2/12 Great winter hike. A high clearance vehicle is recommended as the dirt road to the trail head crowns in spots. Start out on an old jeep trail. When it drops into the large, main wash, follow the wash, beyond the metal cattle gate. The wash turns into an old jeep trail. The trail is pretty well marked with cairns for the correct direction & dead branches across offshoots that lead you off trail.