|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Highest Elevation:||1986 feet|
|Duration:||About 1 hour 30 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Straight Through|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town:||Black Canyon City|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Black Canyon City|
|Official Road Name:||9982|
|Management Agency:||Bureau of Land Management|
|District:||Table Mesa Recreation Area|
Today this dirt trail gives access to private property and the Black Canyon hiking trail, but also leads you south to a very skinny, winding, and hilly off-road trail; not too different from how it's was described in the 1930's (https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kBwOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vn0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6746%2C1194561). Old maps also show it continued through parts of today's Table Mesa Recreation Area (likely AZCO Mine Road (https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/1572-azco-mine-road)), and a town call Gillett that is now a section of private property in the same area, near the Agua Fria River. Old Black Canyon Highway is one of the more difficult paths into the Table Mesa Recreation Area with the most challenging part consists of sharp switchbacks on a narrow trail surrounded by cliffs, making it unsuitable for larger trucks and trailers.
Old Black Canyon Highway trail goes right alongside Interstate 17 as it heads north to south between Black Canyon City and Table Mesa Recreation Area. This spot is right next to the southbound entrance to I-17 on the south end of Black Canyon City (technically in the minuscule town of Rock Springs) and provides plenty of room for staging. There are also some parking areas to the west of the trail intended for use by hikers.
Starting Point: Black Canyon City