Gibraltar Mountain Wanderings

Total Miles
1.9

Elevation

266.4 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

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Trail Overview

This 4-mile RT trail uses Trail Hs360 to get a little further into the Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness. This wilderness area is BLM land, and the wildlife possibilities include bighorn sheep, wild donkeys, burros, wild horses, quail, and roadrunners. In the AZ desert, be sure to watch for rattlesnakes and scorpions. Carrying recovery equipment like a saw, a snatch block, and a tow rope is a good idea, and we never ride without at least one firearm. Take extra fuel and lots of water, the desert is unforgiving in its heat and its predators. If this area receives rain, many of the varieties of cacti will bloom. Do not ride on the Colorado River Indian Tribe Reservation without getting a sticker from CRIT. They are $25 a year, and well worth it. It gives you full access to the trails on the reservation, and it will save you from getting your SXS or bike or quad confiscated by the tribe wardens for riding without a sticker.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

Turn east on Cienega Springs Road from Highway 95 and follow to Cienega Springs Road to Shea Road Trail. Follow that trail to this trail. If you're at the Swansea Townsite, follow the Swansea Townsite Trail to Cienega Springs Road to Shea Road Trail, which goes off to the right. That trail leads to this trail.