Sandman Road

Florence, Arizona (Pinal County)

Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 6.66 miles
Highest Elevation: 2400 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Florence
Nearest Town w/ Services: Florence
Official Road Name: Sandman Road
Management Agency: Arizona State Trust Department and Gila District Bureau of Land Management


Highlight: Sandman Road
The highlights of Sandman Road are the beautiful views in the surrounding areas along the trail and access to the OHV trails within it. This trail really is a photographers playground. Making a single day on the trail or, a multiple day is very easy to do using any number of the nearby and connecting trails. There are a number of fun side trips located within this area including the [Cottonwood Canyon Petroglyphs](, Reymert Mine, Ajax Mine, or even a brief hike to Martinez Cabin, Canyon, and Mine just to name a few. Check out the nearby and connecting trails in the area above.


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This trail can be run in both directions, north and south, either serving as an entrance or exit to the trail system here in Florence. It can be used in combination with any number of trails.

Directions to Trailhead

Sandman Road can be accessed two ways and run from the north or the south. Access to the trailhead is approximately 35.5 miles south of Apache Junction, Az or approximately 2 miles north of Florence, Az on Highway 79. Use [Price Road]( and travel approximately 7.7 miles from the intersection of Highway 79 and Price Road then turn left/north. Access from the north can be found by way of [Box Canyon, Florence](, the trailhead is found approximately 13.5 miles east of the intersection of Highway 79 and Price Road.



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Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

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