12 Mile Trail

Total Miles
12.2

Elevation

1,134.79 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Winter

Trail Overview

This 12-mile route contains off-camber turns, steep, short climbs, river bed washes, rocky paths, and beautiful scenery that contains wildlife, mountains, and several herds of cattle. Additionally, this area is highly used by illegal immigration and caution should be taken when traveling this area as it can be dangerous. Expect to see Border Patrol in the area as well as hunters.

Photos of 12 Mile Trail

12 Mile Trail
12 Mile Trail
12 Mile Trail

Difficulty

It would be wise to have front axle sway bar disconnect for small portions of this trail. Most of it if not all can be driven without 4 wheel drive depending on weather and recent rain caused terrain changes. There are a few steep climbs coming out of river beds, and sharp steep drop offs that require choice of line to traverse. Recent rain can cause several water filled mud pits, and deep ruts.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Tom Crowell
Apr 21, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Most of the trail had been recently graded and was a 2wd trail at most.
Adam Jung
Feb 21, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
One Border Patrol agent and a road grader.
Joshua Mummery
Jan 20, 2024
SxS
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
A few dead cows … few heard … 1 small buck
Jonathan Hilton
Sep 29, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

The trail is directly off the main road. A sign is posted that states private property, however this is old and expired, the entire trail is actually all Arizona trust land.

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