Hewitt Station Bypass

Superior, Arizona (Pinal County)

Last Updated: 07/07/2021
3.5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Highlight: Hewitt Station Bypass
The region surrounding Superior Arizona is lush with mining history, many large mines are still operating today. This particular trail has long been used to access Bomboy Mine that opened in 1916. It was productive in copper, gold and silver up until it closed in 1971. Most recently the trail has had a rebirth of sorts with the partial closure of Hewitt Station Road, FR 357. The local residents and ranchers closed a 1/2 mile stretch of road to all traffic. This trail connects the two regions of the Montana Mountain area while offering a scenic and historic drive through the Arizona desert. The trail is not accessible by cars.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Cross the railroad tracks and continue north.

Directions to Trailhead

Highway 60 from either Phoenix or Superior, exit across from the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, marked with a small brown sign, FR 357. Waypoint 11 for Montana Mountain is the exit to take. Immediately turn left, west at the stop sign on the gravel road. To the right is a large ohv staging area, Travel west along FR 357 Hewitt Station Road for 2 miles. Turn right, east onto the beginning on FR 252. Marked with a small OHV sign on the left side of the road and large RR track signs.

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Dispersed

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Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

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