Flux Canyon Road Professional Review and Guide
"This trail passes through the Harshaw mining district, alongside many of the mines associated with the town of Harshaw. In addition, the trail travels in or above the deep canyons of Flux Canyon and Alum Gulch. The trail climbs up from Harshaw Road along Alum Gulch, past rugged, red mountain scenery. The first section of the trail passes through private property, before re-entering Coronado National Forest as it climbs toward the saddle separating Alum Gulch from Flux Canyon. This first section of the trail is easygoing, roughly graded road as it winds past the tailings piles and adits of the Blue Eagle and World’s Fair Mines, both large producers in their time.
Special Attractions: Tres de Mayo Mine; Winding trail along the western edge of the Patagonia Mountains. High-clearance 4WDs are recommended, though most stock SUVs are acceptable. Expect a rough road surface with rocks larger than 6 inches, but there will be a reasonable driving line available. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures. There may be stream crossings up to 12 inches deep, substantial sections of single-lane shelf road, moderate grades, and sections of moderately loose road surface."