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Cochran Road

Florence, Arizona (Pinal County)

Last Updated: 03/15/2019
2 / 5 ( 1 review )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 13.2 miles
Highest Elevation: 2603 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Florence
Nearest Town w/ Services: Florence
Official Road Name: Cochran Road
Management Agency: Arizona Bureau of Land Management
District: Tuscon District
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Highlight: Cochran Road
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.



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1. Trailhead / Staging/Large Boulders (0 mi)
The trail begins after exiting Florence Kelvin Highway. You travel north and immediately come to a staging area on the right hand side, with huge boulders all over. You can stage trailers here but I wouldn't recommend camping, there are plenty of other spots along the route.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 32.986870, -111.115260
From Florence Arizona. Travel south on Highway 79 2.0 miles to Florence Kelvin Highway. Turn east and travel 15.7 miles, eventually turning to before Cochran Road on your left. Travel north on Cochran for a very short distance to parking staging on the right. From Highway 177, Kearney area, travel 16.5 miles on Florence Kelvin Highway before turning north on Cochran Road.



Trail Reviews (1)

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
We went out to the area to look at the spring bloom and planned to cross the Gila to visit Martinez Cabin from this way but the river was way too high to cross. The trail was in good condition with only a couple large ruts from the recent rains. There was plenty of great camping all along the route and some really nice spots at the end.

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Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

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