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Sunflower Mine OHV Trail [CLOSED] is a 45.7 mile loop trail located near Payson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for bird watching and ohv/off road driving and is accessible year-round.

Length 45.7 mi Elevation gain 8,133 ft Route type Loop

Bird watching

Ohv / off road driving

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Closed

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Closed as of July 2. Wildfires have burned more than 224,500 acres and there is ongoing, extreme fire danger due to dry conditions and hot temperatures.

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Reviews (15)
Photos (20)
Recordings (9)
Completed (32)
Jared Steuber
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Awesome Wilderness. Be cautious of sharp turns and steep cliffs. I rolled my side-by-side here

keith seidel
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OHV/Off Road Driving

awesome place rugged AZ outback! be prepared Water etc tires.. peace

Stephan Merten
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We just finished the trail any high clearance 4 x 4 vehicle could do it the creek was dry so it was easy to cross, doing monsoon season you might not be able to get through. It’s pretty cool to look around at the old mine equipment that are left and there is an old Dodge truck still there.

Gary Craswell
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it's to bad 201A is so washed out, it can be done but is a little hairy

The Turk
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great trail, very difficult. once post the mine and into the rocky wash be advised it is currently closed at the end due to what's looks like a rock slide. the last 20 yards to get back out of trail is close to impossible in a Jeep or other 4x4. you can get to that point and turn around but with take a few minutes to do so. other jeep clubs had posted signs telling of the blocked ending.. so beware of that blockage. other than that awesome views and great scenery

Alan Wolf
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Difficult

GRIZZLY LOGO
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Most of it off roading with some hiking (if you choose). I drove 4x4 truck all the way to stream and then stopped to explorer. Ended up hiking up to the mine which was a nice little hike. Cool things to see all the way up. If you were to look the mine up online it would show you a rundown build structure that looks like it is about to fall any time soon. The structure is no longer there (maybe due to fire in 2012? or safety reasons) all thats left is the massive pipe, gears, and conveyor below. Knowing night time was coming I headed back without seeing the mine shaft up ahead around the bend.

Tristan Phuong
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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Alan Lewis
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Hiking
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Gregory Bell
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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Andrew Lee
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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Joe Hanes
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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John Grounds
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Hiking
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Alyson Trinidad
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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Mary DeClair
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Scenic driving
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