Eastern Gasline – Courthouse Rock Access

Total Miles
11.6

Elevation

459.49 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Winter, Fall, Spring

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Trail Overview

This access route follows along the Gasline road. Just be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the deep washouts hiding in the shadows as you cross the washes. Plenty of side trails offer ample camping opportunities and wheeling fun. This is the main route to courthouse rock and the loop trail that leads right to it. It appears to be an excellent climbing rock, and while camping is nearby outside the wilderness area, there is hiking access to get in there. Just be sure to read all the rules at the Kiosk before you head in. There is good Verizon service the entire route.

Difficulty

Sandy washouts and unexpected ruts, may be impassable when wet.

History

The Eagletail Mountains Wilderness (97,880 acres) in Arizona is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. In 1990, the Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million-acre National Wilderness Preservation System established by the Wilderness Act of 1964. In the wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure the protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities. Some lands around and within the wilderness are not federally administered. Please respect the property rights of the owners and do not cross or use these lands without their permission. Carry an ample water supply with you since many areas have inadequate or unpurified water sources.

Technical Rating

3