Battleaxe Trail

Superior, Arizona

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
This trail provides a longer, slightly easier route to view the Cochran Coke Ovens and can be combined with the shorter, very difficult Cochran Coke Ovens Trail to form a loop. This trail is more suitable for longer vehicles or ones with side steps or low-hanging brush bars than the very difficult-rated trail. In its own right, it provides spectacular views of desert ranges and canyon scenery, and there are many challenging sections to add driving interest along the way. Special Attractions: Remote, less-traveled entrance to the main El Camino del Diablo route; Western end of historic immigrant trail; Tinajas Altas Pass; Access to a network of 4WD trails. High-clearance 4WDs are required. This trail has either a rough, rutted surface, rocks up to 9 inches, mud and deep sand that may be impassable for inexperienced drivers, or stream crossings up to 18 inches deep. Certain sections may be steep enough to cause traction problems, and you may encounter very narrow shelf roads with steep drop-offs and tight clearance between rocks or trees.

Battleaxe Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This trail provides a longer, slightly easier route to view the Cochran Coke Ovens and can be combined with the shorter, very difficult Cochran Coke Ovens Trail to form a loop. This trail is more suitable for longer vehicles or ones with side steps or low-hanging brush bars than the very difficult-rated trail. In its own right, it provides spectacular views of desert ranges and canyon scenery, and there are many challenging sections to add driving interest along the way.

Special Attractions: Remote, less-traveled entrance to the main El Camino del Diablo route; Western end of historic immigrant trail; Tinajas Altas Pass; Access to a network of 4WD trails. High-clearance 4WDs are required. This trail has either a rough, rutted surface, rocks up to 9 inches, mud and deep sand that may be impassable for inexperienced drivers, or stream crossings up to 18 inches deep. Certain sections may be steep enough to cause traction problems, and you may encounter very narrow shelf roads with steep drop-offs and tight clearance between rocks or trees."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Superior
Distance: 12.2
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round, best October to May
Trailhead Elevation: 1,800 feet
Top Elevation: 3,000 feet
Local Maps: USGS North Butte, Grayback, Teapot Mt., Mesa; BLM Mesa
Driving Directions: Directions to Battleaxe Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

May 2018