Mineral Mountain Road

Florence, Arizona (Pinal County)

Last Updated: 08/30/2021
4 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 9.72 miles
Highest Elevation: 2885 feet
Duration: About 3 hours
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Florence
Nearest Town w/ Services: Florence
Official Road Name: Mineral Mountain Road
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management/State Trust
District: Gila District

Highlights

Highlight: Mineral Mountain Road
Mineral Mountain Road serves as one of the entrances to the very popular OHV area commonly referred to as "Florence Junction." From Mineral Mountain Road OHV enthusiasts can plan a full day’s adventure with any number of the local trails. This expansive area is littered with old mining claims, mine tailings, petroglyphic writings, mine shafts, and beautiful scenic views. There have been, on occasion, deer, and desert tortoise sightings as well. The trail can be used to access some of Arizona's most famous rock crawling trails. Ajax Mine and Highway to Hell are just a couple of the legendary trails in the area. If you're just looking for a great scenic 4x4 tour, joining this trail with Box Canyon and Price Road makes for an amazing day on the trail.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Shortly after leaving US-60, there is a nice staging area found at the trailhead. It is large enough to accommodate tow vehicles and trailers. This is where you should air down. The flag pole there is commonly used as a rallying point for organized trail rides.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Gold Canyon, Highway 60

The trailhead can be found approximately 22 miles south of Apache Junction, Arizona, by traveling east on US60, past the intersection with Highway 79 at Exit 212, and between mile markers 214 and 215. Look for the flag pole and large staging area on the right.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (8)

Questions & Answers (2)

Q: I'm curious about that waterfall section. In the video posted above of the grand Cherokee it looks like there is a more flat byway section that he goes down. The speed of his vehicle looks slower due to working cameras and a selfie stick, but I could be wrong. Does anyone have more information on that section to be more clear?
–Jon Sauber (07/17/2021)
–Bobby Nelson (07/17/2021)
–Bobby Nelson (07/17/2021)
Q: I drive a 4x4 F350 with a larger camper on it's back. Might pull a trailer with a UTV as well. How far in can I get to find a decent camp site on Mineral Mountain rd from RT 60? Narrow passages or any serious 4x4 required would be a real hindrance to us.
–Mark Spencer (01/12/2021)
–Mark Spencer (01/12/2021)
–Bobby Nelson (01/12/2021)

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 passing on that knowledge onto our subscribers. We truly enjoy traversing long, beautiful back-country routes with epic campsites, but we equally enjoy pushing the limits on difficult 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. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqvpVThlbR-IwMLX4tlRRcg
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