Elvis Trail

4.9/5 (11 reviews)
Florence, Arizona (Pinal County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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Trail Information


The ohv region near Florence Arizona is loaded with incredible off-road trails for all types of vehicles. One particular trail, Elvis, is becoming widely known for its numerous rock waterfalls that will challenge even well built rigs. Legion has it the trails name comes from a local miner’s dog that traveled along the route with him many years ago. The terrain along this route is harsh, the rocks are sharp and everything out there wants to poke or sting you. The trail begins as a simple sand and rocky wash before depositing you in front of the first waterfall. This is where most the carnage seems to happen, there are numerous optional lines over the large boulders and there’s quite a few large boulders to contend with. A spotter will help, your vehicle should have skid protection and a locker is recommended. There are numerous large boulders along the route that will require an experienced driver with a reliable vehicle to successfully navigate the entire trail.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Elvis can be a challenging trail for even modified vehicles. But with an experienced driver, the trail can be completed by slightly modified and even some stock vehicles. The trail was not meant to have by-passes for any of the waterfall obstacles, please consider this when you attempt this trail. Sandman Road parallels the entire route and is a viable alternative to this "rock crawling" trail. The beginning of Elvis is an easy sand and rocky wash but nothing difficult for quite a while. The first waterfall is the most difficult along the route. It has numerous large rock obstacles and 2'-3' vertical ledges to contend with. A spotter is highly recommended for all the rock sections from this point forward. Each section of waterfalls has a different line to travel, each with its own challenges. Waterfall 4 has an optional up and over type climb that is the trails stand out obstacle. Not all the obstacles have been noted on this write-up, there are a couple very difficult ones that will be obvious to the drivers and vehicles capable of them.
Rock crawling trail for experienced drivers. No by-passes should be used and please do not rock stack the obstacles. The by-pass is Sandman Road.

Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (11 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/11/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Did this for the first time as a night run. It was a ton of fun. I'm in a Gladiator with 3.5" lift and 35's. There was one spot that I got a high centered for a couple of minutes but that was more my mistake of not following my spotter better and also running it at night.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/18/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Have done this trail for past several years. little easier than rated. I have a JKU on wontons&40's so not difficult for my modified jeep. you do need lockers and fine on stock setup.
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
Status: 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.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/13/2020

Fantastic trail, went with a few friends and camped out before hitting the trail. Fantastic weather in December, t-shirt and jeans. Some of the harder obstacles should be easily overcome with a good spotter and some meaty tires. I personally travelled this trail with my 95 Bronco on a 3.5" lift and 31's with no issues what so ever. Definitely would recommend to go in a group. Some full size vehicles will not fit through the squeeze but there's a passover to the left right before it. Will be back for sure.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/14/2020

6 Broncos completed the trail hitting the first water fall head on finding out the front locker was not working. Messaging the skinny pedal and brake pedal success was on the horizon. If you want a mild challenge & add a twist to this trail go at nite its hard enough during the day in a full size vehicle but a moon light run takes it over the top. This is a fun trail Go prepared, and with extra Vehicles and Parts (just in case)!
Trail Review: Elvis Trail - Erick Lemke

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