Queen Creek Canyon

Superior, Arizona (Apache County)

Last Updated: 07/07/2021
3.6 / 5 ( 15 reviews )
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Highlights

Highlight: Queen Creek Canyon
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.

Route Information

Technical Rating

( MODERATE )

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Waypoints

1. Airdown Spot and Turn Off ( mi)

Directions to Trailhead

Take US 60 and turn left just before Superior. Currently in a construction zone. This is the entrance/exit to the Montana Mountain trail and shares the same air up/air down location. Looking on a street map it shows 357 (East Hewitt Station Rd) but this is not actually marked with a sign. If coming from the west you pass the Boyce Thompson Arboretum you have gone too far and missed the turn. The official trail starts inland off of the Montana Mountain loop. The air down spot directly off of US-60 is FR 8. Follow FR 8 until you reach the Y for FR 650. Turn left at the Y and follow FR 650 until you reach the FR 342 trailhead.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (15)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Is an offroad permit required?
–Robert Shelton (02/22/2018)
–Bobby Nelson (02/24/2018)

Writer Information

Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

While living in the Midwest, I developed a passion for searching out new trails and hidden spots. That passion continues to this day in the beautiful southwestern United States. My wife and I are full-time RVers who travel from region to region, exploring every nook and cranny we can find. While we're getting to know the locals, we gain insight into these areas then pass on that knowledge to our subscribers. We truly enjoy traversing long, beautiful back-country routes with epic campsites, but we equally enjoy pushing the limits on challenging rock crawling trails. Our rig was built to do everything, and that's what we hope to share with our subscribers. Please visit our website https://www.xploremor.net to follow us and for opportunities to join us on our adventures. You can also view our vast video library on YouTube. Xploremor YouTube
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