Queen Creek Canyon

3.6/5 (15 reviews)
Superior, Arizona (Apache County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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The scenery along this route is truly breath taking. The trail travels past a very unique balance rock feature that has to be seen in person. Truly a unique rock formation. For those that are new to offroading, this is a great trail to practice offroading skills and enjoy a great trail ride. The trail takes about 3 hours to complete with lots of scenery along the way. Based on the difficulty rating I would recommend running this trail with at least one other vehicle in case you run into any issues. The trail travels from the Hewitt Station OHV region up and over to the area above Apache Leap.

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Trail Reviews

3.6/5 (15 reviews)
Status: Open
Visited: 08/13/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

This was an Awsome trail.. but you better have a lift and at least 35's.. I have a 2.5" with a 1 inch spring on the rear and was still scrapping..
Trail Review: Queen Creek Canyon - Maurice Gentile III
Status: Open
Rated 1/5
Visited: 05/05/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Just past the mine at mile 16, the N Creen Creek Canyon Rd is blocked by a gate, and you are required to take a left straight of the up the hill on N. Cerro Rd. From this point on the trail is really bad; very washed out, loose broken rocks and large rock shelves. Ended up getting a flat when the sidewall of my tire was ripped open by a sharp rock.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Went up after a night of hard rains. Helped a Jeep recover after slipping into a washed out eroded part of the trail on the edge of a drop off just east of the turn off after Montana Mtn. Ended up backing out / turning around a little past that point because of all the erosion. The water crossing were a blast when you first enter the trail at waypoint 1.
Trail Review: Queen Creek Canyon - Scott Foust
Trail Review: Queen Creek Canyon - Scott Foust
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/02/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail isn't difficult (stock jlu Rubicon) but with the rains a lot of the trail has washed out sections, forcing you to pay attention to tire placement in order to not drop a tire into the ruts. It makes for an exciting time!
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.

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