Cochran Road

4/5 (6 reviews)
Florence, Arizona (Pinal County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021

Trail Information


Cochran Road leads to the now non-existent town of Cochran, along the Gila River and Sante Fe railway. In it's heyday back in the very early 1900's, it had up too 10 residents. The town was named after it's first post master John S. Cochran and served the local mines, railway and ranchers. There is nothing really left of the town site now except a very flat area. However, the route leads to a nice section of the Gila River, which always has flowing water. It's a popular crossing point for accessing many of the area OHV trails. Once you decide to cross the river, you then have to choose between two different trails to take, Rincon Road to the right, leading out to Walnut Canyon or to the left is Martinez Canyon Road leading out to many trails in the Florence OHV area. Please note that the Coke Ovens are closed to the public and should not be driven to.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4/5 (6)
Visited: 09/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Trail is good till just before RR crossing. Hill cut is washed out and very rocky.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Rather smooth trail, you can get some soft sand here and there with relatively few rocks in the way. Towards the end in the tree tunnel there are some pretty deep ruts, we were able to make it through without scraping on our stock suspension trucks. Unable to cross the river into Rincon due to the water level and flow
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/28/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy 13 mile trail to the river. Had to walk the last 1/3-1/2 mile from the RR tracks to the river because of the deep wheel ruts. Even with a Jeep with 2 inch lift and 33" tires, my axles bottomed on the trail center. The river not crossable. Too fast and deep.
Official Crew
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
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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