IMPORTANT NOTICE: This trail has been closed after the turn for the Coke Ovens at Point #8. It is now necessary to hike in about 1.6... more » Absolutely stunning scenery, including remarkably intact Martinez Mill. This is an environmentally sensitive area; stay on the trail at all times. 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.
Difficult and dangerous. Extremely steep with technically challenging rock obstacles. The most dangerous part, called “The Luge,” is akin to driving off a cliff. This trail is for experts only. Turn around at the top of the loop to avoid “The Luge.” Stock SUVs can make it to the top of the #7 Scenic High Point.
This trail is one of 75 trails from the book, Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, by Charles Wells, and is available at www.funtreks.com. This trail is also in FunTreks ATV Trails Guide Arizona Phoenix Region. less «