This is now the “official” post for the 03/17-19/06 AZ Crew Spring Break Camp out/Trail run.
The event will take place in the Florence Junction area.
The plan is to camp Friday, Saturday and some may camp Sunday night. We’ll start wheelin’ on Saturday. Base camp will be set up about 3pm on Friday about ½ a mile down the road that leads to Box Canyon.
For those of you that are coming in from out of town Dustin will meet ya’ll at the Flying J truck stop on I-10 at 8:00pm and then lead you to our camp site from there. If you are local or are coming in earlier and don’t know how to get to the area PM me and we’ll make some other arrangements to get you guided out to our spot.
The wheelin’ plan:
- Upper and Lower Woodpecker (trail boss – Scott), start time 10am
- 1/2 ton run Martinez Canyon/TBD (trail boss – TBD on site), start time TBD
- 1 ton run - Hi Way To Hell (trail boss - Scott) - start time 10am
About the trails:
3 on a scale of 1-5
It’s full of medium to large rocks and several off camber sections that will lean your rig toward a jagged rock wall. The Fire Hole obstacle is on this trail. There is a bypass for it. There are a couple of tight squeezes as well. Your rig will get some pin striping from branches.
*recommended minimal rig set up for an FSB- 35” tires, 4” lift, rock sliders, full size spare, a locker isn’t required but you will wish you had one on 50% of the trail
4.5 on a scale of 1-5
1 mile, 6 obstacles, no bypasses. The trail is large rock obstacles and water falls. Expect body damage and broken drive train parts. Those not wanting to run the trail can park and watch.
*recommended minimal rig set up for an FSB- 35’s but 37’s or larger would be better, lockers front and rear, sliders, spare axle shafts and drive shafts recommended…you know what your rig eats
2-2.5 on a scale of 1-5
The trail consists of medium to large rocks and a few off camber sections. The cabin and mill are on this trail. Your rig will get some pin striping from branches.
*recommended minimal rig set up for an FSB- 33” tires, 4” lift, rock sliders, full size spare
Hi Way To Hell
4.5-5 on a scale of 1-5
Everything nasty. The trail is full rock obstacles that are tight squeezes and off camber.
*recommended minimal rig set up for an FSB- 37’s but larger would be better, lockers front and rear, sliders, skid plates, spare axle shafts, drive shafts and steering links recommended.
If you want to come out and camp but don’t feel comfortable on a level 3 or better trail you are still more then welcome. There are lots of other trails to explore. The Box Canyon trail itself is beautiful with a few obstacles that can challenge a stock rig but are very do-able.
Plan to bring enough food and water for every one in your vehicle and all of your own camping supplies.
I will bring some fire wood but if possible please bring some as well. There’s nothing worse then running out of fire wood.
*Remember…you are responsible for yourself, your rig and those traveling in your rig. So come prepared.
The closest fuel and grocery store is about 15 miles away in Gold Canyon, West of the turn off to Box Canyon.
Here’s the address of the Flying J:
I-10 exit 137
Actual mailing address is:
6700 West Latham
Phoenix, AZ 85043
If you want to do a Map Quest from your area to the Phoenix metro area this map should help.
Here’s a map of the general area of the turn off to the Box Canyon trail head. The red circle just East of Flounce Junction is the general area of the turn off.
This book has a guide to the Box Canyon trail as well as many other trails that lead off of it.
Here are some pic’s of the area:
Here are some video’s of past trail rides in the area:
Please PM me if you need anything related to this trip.
***Please post your actual name to confirm that you are going and I’ll add you it to the confirmed list.***