Woodpecker and Ajax Mines OHV Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Woodpecker and Ajax Mines OHV Trail is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Superior, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 9.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,496 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

ohv / off road driving


wild flowers


no shade

historic site

Popular hard-core 4x4 route. Trail follows extremely rocky wash bottom, then cuts across higher ground past Woodpecker Mine and Ajax Mine, then goes down another wash bottom. Open to ATVs and UTVs, but it's a real challenge. 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. Large boulders and solid rock obstacles. Squeeze through narrow rock openings. Lockers and very high ground clearance required. Worst obstacles can be bypassed. Flash floods possible.

2 months ago

Great trail , took a stock JL Rubicon on it, but did rub the skid plates a lot, but made it just fine, very fun trail with bypass’s Only bypassed one small section

7 months ago

good trail need a lift and at least 35s

Mon Dec 24 2018

A fun trail with some good technical sections that tested the 4 Runner.

Sun Nov 12 2017

I love this ride!! It can be difficult in certain spots be careful and drive slow.

ohv/off road driving
11 months ago

Fri Aug 17 2018

ohv/off road driving
Sat Dec 16 2017