Montana Mountain

Apache Junction, Arizona (Pinal County)

Last Updated: 01/24/2022
4.8 / 5 ( 25 reviews )
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Highlight: Montana Mountain
Montana Mountain is an excellent trail for those new to off-roading or even more experienced. It's a beautiful trail for those in the Phoenix area wishing to enjoy the day with visitors from out of town. We are fortunate to have trails like this right out our "back door." This trail has some of the best vertical climbs within close proximity to the Valley. While the trail is not technical in nature, care should be taken in certain sections. There are a number of narrow shelf sections that aren't for the timid. Toward the end of the route, the switchbacks on the descent are exciting because you descend rather quickly.


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1. Trailhead, Staging Area (0 mi)
The trail begins at the open area just over the railroad tracks. There is room for parking a trailer and airing down your tires. Shortly ahead, there is another staging area with more room. You can legally camp here if needed.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Phoenix, Arizona, US-60

Take US-60 East, after passing the exit for Florence Junction Highway 79, continue on US-60 to mile marker 214. Turn left on Queen Valley Road (1/4 mile past mile marker 214). After 1.7 miles, turn right on Hewitt Station Road FR 357, a gravel road forking off to the right Continue until the trailhead over the railroad tracks on the right. This is a popular area to park trailers with quads, etc. At the trail end, there is also a very large staging and trailer parking area. Both areas are easily accessible from the pavement.



Trail Reviews (25)

Questions & Answers (3)

Q: Is it confirmed this trail is closed at the moment?
–Jon Sauber (04/14/2020)
–Bobby Nelson (04/14/2020)
Q: Is this trail is passable with a 2001 Subaru Forester AWD with 2” lift and toyo open country tires ?
–Jon Sauber (03/09/2020)
–Bobby Nelson (03/09/2020)
Q: Is Montana mountain trail closed
–Ken List (02/08/2020)
–Bobby Nelson (02/09/2020)

Writer Information

Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

While living in the Midwest, I developed a passion for searching out new trails and hidden spots. That passion continues to this day in the beautiful southwestern United States. My wife and I are full-time RVers who travel from region to region, exploring every nook and cranny we can find. While we're getting to know the locals, we gain insight into these areas then pass on that knowledge to our subscribers. We truly enjoy traversing long, beautiful back-country routes with epic campsites, but we equally enjoy pushing the limits on challenging rock crawling trails. Our rig was built to do everything, and that's what we hope to share with our subscribers. Please visit our website to follow us and for opportunities to join us on our adventures. You can also view our vast video library on YouTube. Xploremor YouTube
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