Maggie Mine Road

4/5 (4 reviews)
Black Canyon City, Arizona (Yavapai County)
Last Updated: 01/07/2023
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With more curves than a 1940s-era pinup model, Maggie Mine Road snakes upwards into the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains. Along the way, it passes its namesake, the Maggie Mine, a small gold operation first prospected in the 1870s. Today it sits on private land and is not open to visitors. The rutted and rocky trail skirts gardens of prickly pear with their red fruits and the very thorny silver cholla. Forests of stately saguaros stand like so many sentinels, always on watch over their desert. To the west, the handsome Bradshaw Mountains dominate the jagged horizon. Glance east now and then, and you will see traffic on the interstate. Smile. They aren't having as much fun as you.

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Trail Reviews

4/5 (4 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a fun little trail. Easily completed in a stock GX470 with stock tires.
Trail Review: Maggie Mine Road - James Molenaar
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/22/2021

Nice trail, great views. I bet the sunsets from this drive are fantastic. I was driving my bone stock 01 2wd tundra.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/02/2021

We ended out time out today with Maggie Mine Rd while headed back into Black Canyon City. The trail was rough as I remember it. No need for 4 wheel drive. MM rd serves as a good alternative for the interstate. No significant changes to report.
Wade May
Official Crew
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/21/2019

Coming back on I-17 from a trip up north and the navigation system in the 4Runner says slow traffic ahead. Thinking back I remember running Maggie Mine Road years ago. Took the Bumble Bee exit. You could see all the traffic standing still on the interstate. I can't say I didn't get a laugh out of thinking what they must have been saying seeing me easing along the trail. Popped out down in Black Canyon City below the accident. Often the road less traveled is the best road!

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