Price Road

Florence, Arizona (Pinal County)

Last Updated: 03/17/2019
4 / 5 ( 1 review )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 7.03 miles
Highest Elevation: 1383 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Florence
Nearest Town w/ Services: Florence
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: Tuscon BLM
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Highlights

Highlight: Price Road
Price Road serves as the main southern entry way into the Florence OHV area. The road serves two separate communities that you pass along the route. There are numerous ranches and farms in this area because of the Gila River running adjacent to and sometimes part of the road. You will notice the old canal system along the early sections of the route, these are vital to the area farmers and residents. The views of the mountains on the eastern horizon will begin to grow closer as you travel the desert road. "The Town of Florence was founded in 1866 and is the sixth oldest European settlement in the state of Arizona. Florence is the county seat and is situated in the central portion of Pinal County, Arizona about 45 minutes away from the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. Three major transportation corridors run through Florence, which include Highway 287, Highway 79 and Hunt Highway. There are many prominent recreational landmarks and areas of interest in and around Florence. The Gila River is a prominent landmark that runs through historic Florence. The Gila River served as the northern border in the Gadsden Purchase in 1854. In addition, Box Canyon, Martinez Canyon, old Silverbell Mine and many other sites to the east of Florence provide visitors with fantastic scenic views and an opportunity to hike, explore, off-road, or otherwise enjoy the Sonoran Desert. Also in the area are the Casa Grande Ruins, Lost Dutchman State Park, Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Tom Mix Monument, and the Superstition Mountain Wilderness Area." source: http://www.florenceaz.gov/town-history

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Route Information

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail begins after turning right onto the dirt road. To the left is the old way in that is now for residents only.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 33.080862, -111.318938
From the north (Phoenix): Highway 79 south to 0.70 miles past mile marker 137. It is the immediate left (east) turn, after the railroad tracks. Continue along the paved section of Price Road. From the south (Florence): North on Highway 79 until a 1/4 mile past mile marker 136 or the end of the big Gila River bridge. Turn right (east) immediately before the train tracks. Continue along the paved section of Price Road.

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Trail Reviews (3)

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Road in great paved condition, well graded. Plenty of spots along the way to pull over and air down for Box Canyon.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
We went out to check out the spring flower bloom and see if the water was flowing. The road is still in good condition. Please turn on your head lights. It really helps with oncoming traffic.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
We had a long day on the trail ending at the Price Road staging area, waypoint 2. We traveled all the way across the region from hwy. 177, starting with Walnut Canyon. Price Road had some puddles along the way because of recent rains. There were a couple new deep cross ruts that sneak up on you, so keep a sharp eye out. I am sure they will come through and grate the road soon. There was a lot of ATV traffic in and out of Box Canyon, as always.

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Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

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