Ajax Mine Trail

5/5 (7 reviews)
Florence, Arizona (Pinal County)
Last Updated: 08/25/2021

Trail Information


Ajax Mine Trail is a 2.7 mile-long rock crawling trail or can be run as a shelf road to view the mine ruins. It's mainly a boulder-strewn wash from the beginning and circles back to the start via the mining road above the entire route. There are numerous difficult rock waterfall obstacles without bypasses along the route. The trail is ideal for experienced wheelers with modified vehicles wishing to test and advance their skills. An Arizona State Trust Permit is required if you plan to enter the area. There are numerous routes to get to the area where the actual trail entrance is located. Unfortunately, there is very little trail signage around because the trails are not numbered by BLM.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (7)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/20/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran upper and lower Ajax yesterday. Both sections had some flowing water which made some obstacles more difficult. Description for the upper section needs more details and obstacle markings. Once you go up the first big obstacle, you are committed. There isn’t an “easy” way out. We had 5 vehicles - two 4-dr jeeps with 37” tires, two TJ’s with 37-35” tires and a Cherokee on 33’s with full exterior roll cage. Expect some body damage and the use of rails and skids and winching. Would definitely run again despite the challenges!
Official Crew
Visited: 07/07/2021

Arizona National Forests and State Lands are back open for travel. There are still some very important fire restrictions in place. These restrictions can often change by specific areas.
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/23/2021

Due to extremely high fire danger, exceptional drought conditions, resource availability, and increased fire activity, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management and the Arizona State Land Department will implement closures to State Trust Land throughout Arizona. These closures are also in conjunction with our USFS partners. As of 8am on June 25, 2021, closures will be implemented on state-owned and managed lands in all 15 counties. All state-owned and managed lands are closed to entry for recreational purposes, including hunting, camping, and off-road vehicle use. Target shooting and fireworks are prohibited year-round. AZ State Land Closures Notice
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/17/2021

Went out to run Ajax again, the lower portion. What a fun trail. No significant changes to report. We did go up to the mine to have lunch. Solid trail in the area.
Visited: 01/30/2021

Ran the trail up to the water tank on Saturday, the lower portion of the trail. Fun trail, passable, no significant changes, but slippery when wet 😂. I still have yet to run the upper portion.

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