Mineral Mountain Road

Florence, Arizona (Pinal County)

Last Updated: 04/05/2019
4 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 10.8 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: Arizona State Trust Department and Gila District Bureau of Land Management
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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.

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Route Information

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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 rally point for organized trail rides.There is a flagpole there which is commonly used as a rally point for organized trail rides.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 33.261619, -111.275370
The trailhead can be found approximately 22 miles south of Apache Junction, Az 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.

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Trail Reviews (4)

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
Just passing through to box canyon. Nice scenic trail

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
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We planned on hitting the area petroglyphs and go out through Box Canyon. The cactus were blooming and the trails weren't too crowded on National 4x4 Day. The trail was in great condition and no one had any issues so another great trip through Florence.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
I traveled the opposite direction from Box Canyon up through Mineral mountain the evening of the 27th, camping on the Gasline road leaving out the trail start on the 28th morning. I have to say that this is a tough descent from Granny's pass in the dark. There were at least 6 axle twisting washouts on the way down. One of which flipped my trailer onto it's side. Sorry I posted most of the stuff in the Box Canyon write up, but road conditions on this trail were deteriorated from the March 2018 run I did. It seems the abundant rain we have had this fall has had an effect. We pulled ourselves up and over the waterfall, met some built jeeps coming down the other way. We mitigated the trailer flip over with a hilift jack and 6 burly dudes. (My trailer loaded is 2,200#. And you could not just right it by pushing on it). We had to change the pivot point with the high lift. Once you get onto the part that leads to hwy 60, the road only becomes troublesome in the washes, but it's not bad at all. Just the shelf coming down.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Mineral Mountain Rd was a great distraction today. I took my family out today for a day on the trail. We connected Mineral Mountain to Box Canyon for a nice scenic trip.

Questions & Answers (1)

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)

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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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