Box Canyon - Wickenburg

4.4/5 (14 reviews)
Wickenburg, Arizona (Yavapai County)
Last Updated: 10/10/2021
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Highlights

Box Canyon is an Arizona four-wheeler's hidden oasis. It offers a unique four-wheeling experience by allowing users to drive through a wet and sandy cliff-lined canyon. Most times of the year, there is just enough water to let you splash your way through the canyon. You can also explore side trails or hang out under one of the several giant shade trees. The Hassayampa River flows mostly underground. It starts at the Bradshaw Mountains and continues through Wickenburg, Arizona. Depending on the day and recent rainfall, the water depth typically ranges from non-existent to 15" deep (sometimes even deeper).

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Trail Reviews

4.4/5 (14 reviews)
Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/30/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Interesting. I have to wonder how much the water level fluctuates seasonally. The winch got a workout rescuing others stuck in the quicksand. Even before they had reached the deep water.
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/15/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun little trail, I went when it had rained the day before, it was fun playing in the mud
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Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/15/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran about half of it today, first time. Fun playing in the deeper sand on the way out. At waypoint 6, where the canyon walls start to close in, the first large section of water got deeper than I initially expected. I figured it was around a foot deep, but it ended up being closer to 2.5' to 3' deep. I wasn't expecting that seeing as we haven't had rain in I dont remeber how long. Turned around after the first deep water section, as the next two appeared even deeper. Rated a 5 as the parts of the canyon we did see where pretty cool, and the sand was fun. Disappointed I wasn't able to go all the way thru the canyon, but I'll try again sometime when the water isn't as deep hopefully.
Official Crew
66750
Open
Visited: 07/07/2021

Arizona National Forests and State Lands are back open for travel. There are still some very important fire restrictions in place. These restrictions can often change by specific areas.
Official Crew
66750
Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/23/2021

Due to extremely high fire danger, exceptional drought conditions, resource availability, and increased fire activity, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management and the Arizona State Land Department will implement closures to State Trust Land throughout Arizona. These closures are also in conjunction with our USFS partners. As of 8am on June 25, 2021, closures will be implemented on state-owned and managed lands in all 15 counties. All state-owned and managed lands are closed to entry for recreational purposes, including hunting, camping, and off-road vehicle use. Target shooting and fireworks are prohibited year-round. AZ State Land Closures Notice

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