Box Canyon 4x4 Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Box Canyon 4x4 Trail is a 21.6 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
21.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1555 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.

off road driving
1 month 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
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7 months ago

Great for 4x4s

9 months ago

off road driving
10 months ago

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

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016