Box Canyon - Wickenburg

Wickenburg, Arizona (Yavapai County)

Last Updated: 10/10/2021
4.3 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 3.89 miles
Highest Elevation: 2300 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Wickenburg
Nearest Town w/ Services: Wickenburg
Official Road Name: Box Canyon Trail
Management Agency: Arizona Bureau of Land Management
District: Hassayampa District


Highlight: Box Canyon - Wickenburg
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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1. Trailhead Staging Area (0 mi)
The trail begins at a large dirt staging area overlooking the large sandy wash below. The trail leads north down to the wash. It's highly recommended you air down for improved traction in the loose sand. Four-wheel drive is mandatory for traveling beyond this point.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Wickenburg, Arizona - Hwy 60 and Hwy 93

From the Hwy 60 and Hwy 93 round-about in downtown Wickenburg, travel 3.4 miles before turning right, northeast on Rincon Road. Travel along the dirt and pavement until the staging area on the right, east side of the road.



Trail Reviews (11)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Is the posted time duration for one way or is it accounting for down and back? Thanks
–TJ (10/30/2020)
–TJ (10/30/2020)
–Todd (10/30/2020)

Writer Information

Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

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