Experience the gorgeous Sonoran Desert with red buttes towering over on this fun ride. There are many hiking trails to the north in White Canyon Wilderness, and the Gila River to the south. Battle Axe Road has space for staging, and this area is common for unlicensed vehicles. You will cross State Trust Land for a short bit, so make sure to carry a permit.
From Phoenix, take Highway 60 east to Superior. On east side of Superior, take Hwy. 177 south 9.5 miles to Battle Axe Road on right.