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Belmont Mountain

2 Reviews
Location Phoenix, AZ
Rating Moderate,
Length 13.6mi
Time 2hrs

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Explore old mining roads across high desert.

A remote, high-desert mountainous area with many old mining roads to explore. Scenic when viewed from high vantage points. Stay clear of open vertical mine shafts and never enter mines. A more difficult optional route to the east is narrow and more suited for ATVs and UTVs, but smaller 4x4s can manage it with careful tire placement.


Trail Ratings Defined

Mostly easy with a few steep, rutted spots. Side roads are more challenging. Stock, high clearance 4WD SUVs can do the main route.






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(623) 580-5500Bureau of Land Management, Hassayampa Field Office

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Trail Update

Submitted By Leighann
Use caution if it’s raining or has rained recently. Check weather before heading out to this trail. There’s a series of several washes at the very north end that filled up with deep, fast-moving water and we ended up having to wait several hours to be able to cross safely. These are located just off Vulture Mine Road at the very beginning of the trail, or if you decide to start from the end of the trail and make your way towards Wickenburg, it would be at the very end of the trail.

Submitted By Douglas F.
We drove this trail two more times recently (back and forth). It remains the most mellow Charlie Wells moderate trail I have driven as of late 2021 be it in AZ, UT, or CO. There is some erosion on the side of the short climb to the mine traveling northbound and there was one nasty hole that had opened on the eastern edge of the mellow section leading to that point from the south.

Not sure what this Trail is rated now the rating probably should be changed to a moderate or blue run. I’m working out of the second edition

Submitted by Chuck Wells
We will be changing the rating on this trail from easy to moderate. There are just a few steep sections that have gotten a bit more washed out and rutted. I had no problems in my stock Wrangler Sport.


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Jason R Schwyn says

2004 Land Rover with 2” lift and 265/75 16 General Grabber X3 tires. Fun ½ day trip for beginners like us. Technical enough to be interesting, but no anxious moments. Nice view of the South Valley on the way down. The website says the trail has become more rutted than when originally mapped for the book. Except for some wheel slip on one ascent that convinced me to lock the center differential, not much of a challenge for our vehicle. The road sign at the waypoint 5 was missing, so we had to back track a little to get on Northern Avenue.

Steve S says

Beautiful trail close to Phoenix. Not much traffic. Drove it twice in a 4Runner over the last two years (1" lift, offroad suspension). Was surprised to see it bumped in difficulty from easy to moderate. It still looks very mellow to me as of early 2021. Great trail for a half day family outing.
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