Queens Court

Total Miles
2.1

Elevation

1135.39 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

8

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Queens Court is not like most trails within the Sand Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle Open Area. This 2.3-mile trail is rated 8 of 10 due to the multiple steep rock ledges to climb, tall wash climbs, loose boulder hills, and off-camber turns and drops. This trail is located on the east side of the mountain away from almost every other trail and the terrain looks more like the gullies of the Hurricane Cliffs further to the east than the slickrock that Sand Mountain is mostly known. A beautiful trail Queens Court works its way along several rugged washes and boulder landings. The trail features several challenging ledges and tall steps. Some off-camber negotiating is required to pass some of the large rocks. Two long and steep boulder-infested hill climbs are some of the most enjoyable parts of the trail. This is one trail where the lines constantly change with use as with most boulder trails, so be ready to be creative to navigate your vehicle through these sections. Queens Court offers views of the Arizona border and Little Creek Mountain. The views to the east are amazing and photographic opportunities abound.

Difficulty

The trail consists of rock, sand, and considerable slickrock with many steps exceeding 48". Steep inclines and declines are prevalent. Enhanced off road equipment is required including locking devices (front & rear), 35" tires, maximum vehicle ground clearance, and tow hooks. A winch is desirable. Excellent driving skills are required. Vehicle mechanical or body damage is likely. Rollover possibilities exist.

Technical Rating

8