Highway To Hell

Florence, Arizona (Pinal County)

Last Updated: 07/07/2021
4 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 3.16 miles
Highest Elevation: 3250 feet
Duration: About 4 hours
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Florence
Nearest Town w/ Services: Florence
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Management Agency: BLM/State Trust Land
District: Tucson District


Highlight: Highway To Hell
This is one of Arizona's best legal rock crawling trails. Highway To Hell is technically 1.1 miles long, but can take a few hours to complete. This trail is HARD and has a high potential for body damage and breakage. There are a few tall and very rocky waterfall obstacles along the route that keep things very interesting. This trail will challenge even highly modified vehicles. Please be aware there are many active mining claims in the area that are considered out of bounds and should not be entered. The entire region is also home to many herds of cattle that can often pop up around a blind corner. As with all trails, proceed with caution in these areas. The trail has many hazards along the way, including the typical desert predators so please be cautious when outside the vehicle. Strap in for this trail, it will test your limits!


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail begins at the end of Woodpecker Mine trail and the broken parts monument marking the entrance. The trail immediately begins with large boulders and continues in the narrow wash.

Directions to Trailhead

You can run Woodpecker Trail to the entrance of Highway to Hell or take Ajax Mine Trail/Road to the Woodpecker Mine exit road. From the north: Hwy 60 to Mineral Mountain Road, south for roughly 7 miles until the large rocky wash. Trail head on left marked with WP on large rocks. From the west: Hwy. 79 to Cottonwood Canyon Road (marked with blue signs), east for roughly 9 miles to Mineral Mountain Road left for a 1/4 mile, trailhead on right marked with WP on large rocks.


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Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

While living in the Midwest, I developed a passion for searching out new trails and hidden spots. That passion continues to this day in the beautiful southwestern United States. My wife and I are full-time RVers who travel from region to region, exploring every nook and cranny we can find. While we're getting to know the locals, we gain insight into these areas then pass on that knowledge to our subscribers. We truly enjoy traversing long, beautiful back-country routes with epic campsites, but we equally enjoy pushing the limits on challenging rock crawling trails. Our rig was built to do everything, and that's what we hope to share with our subscribers. Please visit our website https://www.xploremor.net to follow us and for opportunities to join us on our adventures. You can also view our vast video library on YouTube. Xploremor YouTube
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