Mineral Mountain Road

4.6/5 (13 reviews)
Florence, Arizona (Pinal County)
Last Updated: 05/24/2023

Trail Information

Highlights

Mineral Mountain Road is the northern entrance to the famous Florence, AZ, OHV area. From Mineral Mountain Road, offroad enthusiasts can plan a full day's adventure with any number of the local trails. This expansive area is littered with mining claims, petroglyphs, wagon stops, and beautiful scenic views. Occasionally, there are deer, big horn sheep, Gila monsters, and endangered desert tortoise sightings. Mineral Mountain Road can access several of Arizona's most famous rock crawling trails. Ajax Mine, Axle Alley, and Highway to Hell are just a few of the area's legendary trails. If you're looking for a great scenic 4x4 tour, Box Canyon and Price Road make for a fantastic and moderate day.

The route was once a maintained gravel road connecting several mines and the old town of Reymert. After the mining years ended, the land was used for military artillery training. The local Arizona National Guard would notify the public when the firing was live by raising a red flag at the trailhead. Over the years, the military stopped firing into the mountains, and this rugged Sonoran desert landscape found a new purpose.


Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (14)
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 05/25/2023
Official Crew
74350
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The rains have really torn up the waterfalls. The low difficulty rating has been increased to reflect the latest trail conditions. You should now have lockers and additional ground clearance to make it over the two waterfalls.
Official Crew
3900
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/03/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

I feel this one is definitely harder than a 4 given that there are no real bypasses on the 2 waterfalls unless you completely leave the trail. We did it in an 01 stock 4x4 Taco and made it through. We were going north to south after connecting at 5 points from Cottonwood Canyon. We made it through both waterfalls without scraping anything which is definitely saying something about the capability of the older Tacomas. Fun trail.
Official Crew
1000
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/03/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Started this one at five points and went down (south) through the trail. Can’t believe I made it down the waterfalls without any scratches on my little Toyota, but if you take it slow, and have a good spotter, it can be done.
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/07/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

It was fun to see ourselves in this video. We're the Talon at the 11:40 min mark.

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