Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails
by Charles A. Wells (FunTreks)
© Charles A. Wells/FunTreks. All Rights Reserved.
I got a new JK after not having a a Jeep for the last five years. Entered the trail with 27 miles on the odometer. We had information for this trail from a book I just picked up, copywrighted in 2012, roads were blocked I presume for mining equipment in some ares so we just started driving. There were a good amount of alternative routes to explore. Great day for the new jeep and my five year, two year and six month old first off road experience. They had a blast!!
Gunsight Pass has quickly become one of our favorite trails to ride because of the scenery and it's close to our home. This trail is not difficult so long as you take your time and think things through; there is potential to get into trouble. We like going east to west and stop to see the ruins of the old Helvetia town site. Cool trail, definitely put it on your to do list.
Vehicle used = stock 2006 F-350 Superduty 4X4. There are many challenging sections on this route for a full sized pickup. On the plus it is a whole lot of fun. I got as far as the washout section (11.3 miles) without any damage but broke my plastic running boards on a high break-over. At two spots I added rock piles to the side of the road to keep from sliding into the ditch. Brush has encroached the trail at many locations and you will get some new brush stripes.
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