Sandman Road

4.8/5 (10 reviews)
Florence, Arizona (Pinal County)
Last Updated: 03/28/2023

Trail Information


Located a short distance east of Florence and just outside the Phoenix Metro area, Sandman Road offers incredibly beautiful views of the Sonoran Desert and the Mineral Mountains. Travel through fields of teddy bear cholla and towering saguaro as you crest picturesque ridgelines that overlook miles of connecting OHV trails. Sandman Road should be near the top of your adventure list whether you are looking for a beginner offroad trail that's more than just a dirt road or looking to photograph amazing scenery.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (11)
Visited: 03/26/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Pucker up, puckaroos! Most of this trail is easy until waypoint 12/13 and the deeply washed out and rutted hills. Super fun in a high end Can-Am but one of the most technical descent/ascents I've ever run. There was one area in particular where I wasn't sure if we were gonna slide sideways onto a rock and just destroy the side of the Can-Am. Happily we did not.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/17/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

If you have already run Box Canyon, and are wanting to exit the area via Price Road, I highly recommend you run this trail "in reverse" to get to Price Road. The hill climbs at Waypoints 13 and 12 will give you a challenge on the way out. The first part of the trail has some steep climbs, nice views, and some rutted, washed-out areas to keep you on your toes. It's much more technical than Box Canyon! The last half of the trail is easy. There is room to air up as you leave at the intersection of Price Road and this trail. Great fun to finish the day!
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/10/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

We ran this trail in reverse, starting at Box Canyon. It is now a favorite of mine. The climb up, in the eroded section was very intense. This may be due to the amount of rain we have received in Arizona this season. Great trail. I highly recommend running it in reverse.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Amazing views and great trail overall! Rated harder as I was advised by locals that one portion of the trail has been washed out by recent rains.
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 01/21/2022

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