Box Canyon 4x4 Trail

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Box Canyon 4x4 Trail is a 22.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Florence, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
22.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,181 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Fun route accesses several difficult 4x4 trails This is a central-corridor route through a popular 4-wheel-drive area. Branching off of this route is Woodpecker/Ajax loop, Martinez Canyon and the Coke Ovens. (All available as eGuides from FunTreks on EveryTrail.) The main feature of this route is narrow Box Canyon at the southern end of what's described here. Although rare, this section is susceptible to dangerous flash floods. Stay out of the canyon if heavy rains are predicted or if you see dark clouds nearby. The walls are too steep to climb should you get caught in the canyon. This trail can also be driven in the opposite direction starting on Price Road just north of Florence. Open all year except a few weeks a year when military training exercises are in progress. Dates of closure are posted at the main entrance at Cottonwood Canyon Road and Mineral Mountain Road. The area is closed if red flags are flying. A State Trust Land permit is required to ride in this area. Call 602-364-2753 for details. It's tempting to rate this trail easy but there are several moderate-size rocks to get over. Stock 4x4 SUVs with good ground clearance should be okay. You may bottom out occasionally but damage is unlikely. A giant ledge must be negotiated if you take the lower road. SUVs with low ground clearance should take the high-road bypass.

5 months ago

Very scenic ...very rocky..the upper an lower loop with the ledge...take upper..ledge is crazy..made it in a RZR..I wind not try the ledge with stock anything..my stock 2016 900 RZR amazed me how it performed..much of this trail was so rocky 5 mph was about tops..took 11/2 hr to go about 7 miles..very fun an beautiful but extremely tiring to wrist an arm holding steering wheel straight on the rocks an being thrown side by side..but absolutely wonderful..great app..easy to get lost with all the intersection trails but with app saved us more than once.phone might say no service in spots but gps on app keeps working..also you must bypass first part of trail around cattle farm..gate is locked an says private..no trespass..easy reroute

off road driving
6 months ago

Went to see and drive through box canyon. Never saw it. Apparently it is best to go in off of price... we went in off of 79. it is some rough, narrow, at times tedious driving. just started going down random branches off the main "road". steep inclines and decents. reached a couple plateaus with some endless views. extremely tight turns near large drop offs kept us on our toes. some was smooth, some extremely rocky. nothing that we expected or planned for but still an extremely fun afternoon.

off road driving
7 months 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
Sunday, July 30, 2017

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.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Great for 4x4s

off road driving
Friday, November 11, 2016

first trail we've done great views narrow trail enjoyable ride.

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