Back Way to Black Canyon City

Total Miles


951.63 ft


2 Hours

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Best Time

Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

An off-highway route that winds through the mountains between Black Canyon City and the Table Mesa Recreation Area. Nice scenery and a few eroded, rocky hills add a bit of a challenge. The southern part of the trail is fairly easy 4WD but is slow going due to significant cross erosion. There are a few (quartz?) outcrops visible in the area. There are several hills like the one pictured below to spice up an otherwise easy trail. The road between Black Canyon City and the northernmost point of the trail is a wide graded road.


Very rocky, rutted and off-camber trail with erosion, loose rocks, sand, washes and obstacles up to 3 feet tall, including ledges and short, steep grades. Potential for deep water crossings with strong currents.

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