High Country

Scout Route
5/5 (1 reviews)

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Connecting Orville's Loop to East Martinez Canyon, High Country is a straight-through trail that is easily one of the most scenic routes in the Florence OHV area. The trail traverses a high ridgeline for 1.5 miles providing unobstructed Sonoran Desert views for hundreds of miles. Picacho Peak, along I-10, is easily seen to the southwest on a clear day.

Most of this road is rough and rugged trekking along hard-packed dirt with softball-sized rocks. The trail gets its difficult rating from one spot on the southern end, where a severe washout on the edge of the road constricts vehicles to a 28-degree off-camber bypass around the washout. This trail is best suited for slightly modified vehicles and experienced drivers comfortable with extreme vehicle leans. There are several areas along the trail where the tight brush will likely scratch your paint. Full-width trucks are not recommended for this trail.

It is worth noting that although this is a BLM road, it travels almost entirely through private property. Please respect the private land and pass through with care and consideration. As history has shown us from other trails in this area, landowners are not afraid to close off access if users cannot be respectful.

There is no camping along this trail.