My Trail Reviews (16)(within last 6 months)
This trail gets its 1 rating because it is not really a trail, but leads you to plenty of 4-star trails.
This trail has become inaccessible due to snow. Depending on the winter, plan for an early to mid-July to where it feasible to drive again.
Snow has fallen in the area and this trail is now mostly impassable until next year.
Snow makes this impassable until summer of 2019.
Box Canyon Wickenburg is a really fun short trail. We got lucky on our visit as the canyon had just enough water in it to play in, while not being dangerous. The road itself is very easy, but 4HI and 4LO are recommended due to the deep sand and water.
This road is great if you want to avoid Oh My God Road - it's a straight shot up or down the mountain with no frills and no views. I use it all the time for saving a few minutes of time when going between Central City and Idaho Springs.
We ran a portion of this trail in conjunction with Devil's Racetrack, Fix-it Pass and Neilson Dugway. This, like all other trails, is great, but definitely a different vibe than the others in the area. It is a soft dirt road most of the way and I would recommend making this part of anyone's journey as its fun driving through the wash and the arch is really inspiring.
It has been a while since I last ran this trail. Its really fun and starts off with a bang if you run the pass uphill. This year, the pass was much rougher than I remembered and I required a little bit of spotting over the boulders. I had forgotten that after a long day, it takes a long time to complete the entire trail to Neilson Dugway. This is a great trail to do in the area, but stock vehicles could have a problem over the pass depending on its condition, so beware.
Temple Mine offers mild and fun offroading with great views and interesting things to explore. Around the old mining areas, you can't help but wonder what the area was like the hay day of mining. Now it looks almost dystopian with a beautiful backdrop. Totally worth exploring and if you are into old mining remnants, this trail is for you.
Devil's Racetrack is one of my favorite trails. It offers a little bit of everything; you can string it together with a few other trails for a long overland type trip, it has a little bit of rock crawling and the scenery is pretty amazing!.
Mckay Flat Road in the San Rafael Swell is a great road that connects you to other prime areas. There are some great camping locations along this route. For utility purposes while in the Swell, this is a good connector road with overnight camping.
Hidden Splendor is a great backcountry road that offers just incredible scenery in the San Rafael Swell. If I had to pick the best part of this route, I would have to lump it all into its entirety because there is just so much to see the entire way, it would be hard to pick just one area of the trail. But in saying that though, take your time getting to the end, and then take even longer at the end to just soak it all up!
Super cool trail, the portion through the canyon is impressive and after you drive through that you open up into a wide open area with views of Temple Mountain. Great trail, super fun, super cool! I would do this one again for sure!.
This was a great trail that we ran on a Trails Offroad Meetup event. It has a great mix of rock crawling down low in the wash area and epic scenery along the shelf roads at the higher altitudes. Be sure you are built, there are a lot of rocks that can catch your diffs pretty easily.
This is a great trail! The vibe and feeling you experience amongst all the tall pine trees is top notch.
More of a road than a trail but the scenery is amazing with very healthy Saguaro cacti all over the southern section. There are plenty of side trails to explore with access down to the water.