Coke Ovens

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Location Florence, AZ
Rating Moderate,
Length 14mi
Time 3hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

CLOSED Fun, remote route to historic curiosities.

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A very popular trail because of the distinctive Coke Ovens at the end. The structures remain in remarkably good condition. The ovens are on private land and have long been threatened for closure. We found no fencing or barricades, but don’t be surprised if this occurs someday. Please keep this in mind when visiting. Pack out your trash and anything left behind by others. A fun route for unlicensed vehicles.

Rating

Moderate
Trail Ratings Defined

Rocky and steep in spots, but route remains moderate as we’ve described to the ovens. Alternative exit route that continues around loop has one difficult spot not suitable for most stock SUVs. We managed it in our near-stock 4-dr. Rubicon.

Stats

Length

14mi

Time

3hrs

High Point

2,540ft

Best Time To Go

Feb-May, Sept-Nov

Current Conditions

(520) 258-7200Bureau of Land Management, Gila District, Tucson Field Office

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Trail Updates

2/19/2018
Submitted by Craig
We drove on February 19, 2018, not realizing the coke ovens had been closed off, but ended up turning back at just past 2 miles as the rocky off camber shelf road area we got into was definitely pushing into difficult territory. It seemed like erosion had been doing a number of things the last few years. We had a stock 4Runner Trail with us and maybe could have made it with good spotting, but definitely were worried about proceeding without rock sliders. I’d say a Wrangler Rubicon could make it through stock, but not much else would be comfortable without modifications. We talked to some folks on UTVs who had gone in further, and they said that the trail conditions were way worse further down. I’ve run quite a few moderate and difficult trails between the AZ book and Utah and Colorado books, and this one was definitely pretty nasty at this point. Much much more difficult than anything we encountered coming through Box Canyon.

1/2/2014
Submitted by FunTreks
The Coke Ovens are closed. Click Here.

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