Stanton Ghost Town Trail

Wickenburg, Arizona

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This trail, suitable for a high-clearance vehicle in dry weather, is without the steep grades and low-traction surfaces that make 4WD a necessity. However, it is a rugged, single-track trail that passes many points of interest. To reach the trail, continue east along the graded dirt road that forms the return portion of the loop of Box Canyon of the Hassayampa Trail. After 1.6 miles, the trail turns off onto a well-used, formed, single-track trail and runs along a ridge with deep washes that drain into the Hassayampa River on both sides. The views are tremendous as the trail continues toward the Octave Mine. Special Attractions: Pleasant trail along the Hassayampa River. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.
Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

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Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

This trail, suitable for a high-clearance vehicle in dry weather, is without the steep grades and low-traction surfaces that make 4WD a necessity. However, it is a rugged, single-track trail that passes many points of interest. To reach the trail, continue east along the graded dirt road that forms the return portion of the loop of Box Canyon of the Hassayampa Trail.

After 1.6 miles, the trail turns off onto a well-used, formed, single-track trail and runs along a ridge with deep washes that drain into the Hassayampa River on both sides. The views are tremendous as the trail continues toward the Octave Mine. Special Attractions: Pleasant trail along the Hassayampa River. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

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

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Wickenburg
Distance: 14.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round, best October to May
Trailhead Elevation: 2,400 feet
Top Elevation: 3,600 feet
Local Maps: USGS Sam Powell Peak, Yarnell, Congress, Bradshaw Mts.; BLM Bradshaw Mountains
Driving Directions: Directions to Stanton Ghost Town Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

1/14/2015
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Was a nice little drive but overall was disappointed by the overall trip. Many signs for mines that are no trespassing, encountered numerous folks that were unfriendly and not forthcoming with any information about the area. I guess I thought it would be a little more remote. I might of just caught folks on a off day. We broke off the guide and went up the old Wagon road to Yarnell? Nice drive into the hills and nice little town.


10/15/2009
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The trail was nice, we enjoyed the ride. However the ghost town was not a ghost town anymore, it was a camp ground for club members of gold miners. The overall the ride was fun and made for a nice day out.



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May 2018