Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

Box Canyon – Side Canyon (UI)

Date:Destination:Box Canyon - Side Canyon
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:N.E. Florence
Approx hike distance in miles:6Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:314Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:600Hike 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:http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=15888
High cearance vehicle req'd:RequiredTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.13080


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


Special Instructions:

This is a loop hike starting in Box Canyon. In this beautiful canyon near Florence, there is a possibility of sighting Desert Bighorn sheep. Be prepared for a climb of 8 feet up and down boulders (ladders are available). The road is rough, but doable by car. If you have an SUV or Jeep, this is a perfect vehicle for traversing the road. Bring water, snack and lunch.


Take Felix Road 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 (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.