Butterfield Stage Route

EASY 12 reviews

Butterfield Stage Route is a 25.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Gila Bend, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

25.5 miles
462 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash



nature trips


1 month ago

Doesnt exists

7 months ago

Great equestrian trail

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Did a short 2 nighter. Started at the staging area off of Hwy238. Hiked 1.2 miles north to a small camping site for the evening. Started the hike northbound to the a Butterfield Stage Trail for an out and back. Was out for about 8 hours before returning to the camp to discover our food and water supplies had been raided. Settled for the overnighter, packed up the remaining gear and headed back to the staging area. Filed that under "Been there, Done that".

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

great hike to enjoy nature

off road driving
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Sadly still closed, but rumours abound that work may take place to open it again.

off road driving
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Closed to OHV's, gated and posted.

Sunday, February 21, 2016


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Excellent experience. Nice flat hike. No cars, no other hiker - absolutely nobody. The only thing I heard were some birds and my foot steps. Great for desert/wilderness photography. Will visit again.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Same route as Butterfield Trail Route. It has been closed since 2008 but I understand that a serious effort is being made to re-open the route soon. I have driven a short section of this route before determining learning that is was closed. This route is mostly flat two track roads, but, it's historical value far exceeds the scenery or 4x4ing. Butterfield Stage Route runs thru terrain where I grew up in Texas. This is one of the few sections with potential public access by 4x4.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I understand that an effort is being made to get it opened soon. By Arizona OHV Assn, off top of my head so don't hold me to that

off road driving
Monday, December 05, 2011

Even though the sign was written in 2008 that says the trail will be closed for 2 to 3 years for Off Road Driving the trails are still closed today. 12/04/2011

Saturday, February 20, 2016