Coke Ovens

Be respectful of this area that is in constant threat of closure.

Total Miles

14

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Elevation
2,540'
Duration
3 Hours
Technical Rating
6 / 10
Best Time
Spring/ Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Coke Ovens
At the end of this trail are the amazing Coke Ovens that are in really great condition. The ovens are on private property, so please stay on the designated route. Pack out your own trash, or any you run across to help keep this trail open.
History
In the 1900s, ovens like these were used in the production of coke. The coke was made by baking a mixture of different kinds of coal at high temperature without contact with air. It was then used in a blast furnace to produce iron ore.
Getting There
Follow directions for Box Canyon, Trail #62. After 15.6 miles you'll reach a major “Y” intersection with a beat-up yellow sign and black arrow. Turn right for Coke Ovens.
Contact for Current Conditions
BLM, Gila District, Tucson Field Office
(520) 258-7200