Walnut Canyon

Ride through the Sonoran Desert with beautiful red buttes towering overhead.

Total Miles


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6 Hours
Technical Rating
5 / 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
Walnut Canyon
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.
Getting There
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.
Contact for Current Conditions
BLM, Gila District, Tucson Field Office
(520) 258-7200