Montana Mountain

Total Miles
28.9

Elevation

1,658.97 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a beautiful trail in close proximity to Phoenix. It starts in an amazing canyon and eventually climbs up to 5,000 feet where you'll get breathtaking desert and mountain views. ATVs and UTVs can use Hewitt Station Road to complete a loop. There are some great camping spots along the way.

Photos of Montana Mountain

Montana Mountain
Montana Mountain
Montana Mountain

Difficulty

Mostly well-graded road with some embedded rock. F.S. 650 is narrow, steep and sometimes rutted. Stock vehicles with high ground clearance can make it with an experienced driver. Do not attempt if snow or ice are present.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

R Black
May 18, 2024
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
West side approach was closer to a 5 with exception of one spot. East side is very eroded and a 6 rating. Possible to roll vehicle if operator becomes complacent on a couple of the “s” turns. Would not take a Subaru around this loop.
Benny Zr2 Driver
May 08, 2024
2017 Chevrolet Colorado
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Just us, started near queen valley and rode clockwise. The first half was occasionally washed/eroded out. Only needed the rear locker twice. Backside third of the trail with the switchbacks was pretty rough. Lots of drop offs and eroded inner corners of switchbacks. Most of the trail was a 5, but the switchback section was a 6. Driven in a Colorado ZR2.
Devin Holder
Apr 28, 2024
SxS
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Dennis Christensen
Apr 03, 2024
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Somewhat washed out from winter rains so there are some spots that are challenging in a pickup.

Access Description

From Phoenix, head east on Hwy. 60 past Apache Junction. Turn left at Queen Valley Rd. 0.2 miles past mile marker 214. After 1.6 miles, turn right on Hewitt Station Rd., F.S. 357. Continue another 3.1 miles to F.S 172, start of the trail.

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