AZCO Mine Road

Black Canyon City, Arizona (Yavapai County)

Last Updated: 05/07/2019
3 / 5 ( 1 review )
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Status: Partially Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 5.6 miles
Highest Elevation: 2000 feet
Duration: About 45 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Black Canyon City
Nearest Town w/ Services: New River
Official Road Name: 9999
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Table Mesa Recreation Area
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Highlight: AZCO Mine Road
The main attraction of AZCO Mine Road is that it gives access to many other more exciting trails throughout the BLM's Table Mesa Recreation Area; an area managed by the Hassayampa BLM Field Office. This road leads to a wide variety of trails designed to be enjoyed by a variety of outdoor enthusiasts. It includes areas for motorcycles, ATV's, and full size modified off-road vehicles. At the northern end of the road is the AZCO Mine which today is a large area for dispersed primitive camping.



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Route Information

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1. Table Mesa Intersection (0 mi)
This is the southern end of the trail. It connects to Table Mesa Road, which at this point is on State Trust Land, requiring a permit to continue South or West. Heading North will take you into the Table Mesa Road Recreational Area.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 33.985965, -112.145219

Starting Point: Table Mesa Recreation Area

The easiest way to access AZCO Mine Road / BLM 9999 Trail is from Table Mesa Road on the west side of I-17. However, this requires a State Trust Land Permit (see the "Access issues" section) as you will be crossing State Trust Land to get to it. To avoid State Trust Land, you can connect from Old Black Canyon Highway, or Black Canyon Trail.



Land Use Issues

The section of the trail nearest the Agua Fria River has been blocked off by the property owners indefinitely, but there's really not much to do on this section of the trail anyway, and it can still be accessed by taking a detour via the Little Pan Mine Road. There are other sections of roads that cross private property as well. Please be courteous and aware of these areas to prevent them from being blocked off as well.

Trail Reviews (1)

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Slightly technical near the end but a solid trail for some light riding

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: When was the last time this trail was done? What are the closures? Can you do the full trail at this point?
–Jon Sauber (05/18/2020)
–S.J. Hollist (06/08/2020)

Writer Information

S.J. Hollist

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Florida

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