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Box Canyon Big Loop (A)

Date:Destination:Box Canyon Big Loop
Level:Advanced (A)Area:NE Florence
Approx hike distance in miles:10Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:N/AHike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1000Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:9Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:PoorWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:YesTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.13080


Maintained Trail:NoUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):YesSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:YesBoulder Hopping:Yes
Difficulty :2Water Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is a loop hike in Box Canyon, following the side canyon to the right to Martinez Mine Rd. The hike will lead us toward the coke ovens and turn off in another creek bed to return to Price Rd. The elevation change is gradual as most of the walking is in creek beds.


Felix Rd south to Hunt Hwy. Turn left on Hunt Hwy to AZ 79. Turn left (north) on AZ 79 for 0.2 miles to Price Rd (just before railroad tracks). Turn right on Price Rd. At 1.8 miles, stay right, still on Price Rd (note GPS may say Price Station). At T-intersection (4.0 miles) turn right on Water Way. At 9.9 miles, stay left. This is Box Canyon Rd. Follow Box Canyon Rd for 3 miles. Parking is on the right. GPS coordinates are from this parking area.