Montana Mountain Trail

Superior, Arizona

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The Montana Mountain Trail is a loop trail off US 60 that starts near Florence Junction and finishes close to Superior. The majority of the trail requires high-clearance 4WD vehicles, but the initial section of the trail has been upgraded to provide easier access to the Rogers Trough and Woodbury Trailheads. Passenger vehicles can travel as far as the Woodbury Trailhead turnoff with ease; past this point, a high-clearance 4WD is required. Special Attractions: Moderately challenging rocky trail in scenic Telegraph Canyon; Remains of Orphan Boy and Ajax Mines; Trail passes through a wide variety of desert scenery; Views of Picketpost Mountain, Superior, and the Superstition 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.
Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

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Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

The Montana Mountain Trail is a loop trail off US 60 that starts near Florence Junction and finishes close to Superior. The majority of the trail requires high-clearance 4WD vehicles, but the initial section of the trail has been upgraded to provide easier access to the Rogers Trough and Woodbury Trailheads. Passenger vehicles can travel as far as the Woodbury Trailhead turnoff with ease; past this point, a high-clearance 4WD is required.

Special Attractions: Moderately challenging rocky trail in scenic Telegraph Canyon; Remains of Orphan Boy and Ajax Mines; Trail passes through a wide variety of desert scenery; Views of Picketpost Mountain, Superior, and the Superstition 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.

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Superior
Distance: 33.4
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 2,000 feet
Top Elevation: 5,400 feet
Local Contacts: Tonto National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Florence Junction, Picketpost Mt., Iron Mt., Haunted Canyon, Superior, Mesa; BLM Mesa; USFS Tonto National Forest, Mesa & Globe Ranger Districts
Driving Directions: Directions to Montana Mountain Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/6/2007
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Nice trail with wonderful view of the city from the top. Don't try and use this trail after the rain due to heavy flooding in wash (see picture posted). Trail is well marked and easy to use.



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