The middle portion of this route follows a wilderness corridor between two wilderness areas. Stay on numbered routes at all times. We drove this trail in March when a red grass, which locals called Indian Wheat, dominated the landscape. This color, combined with saguaro cactus, teddy-bear cholla, blooming ocotillo and mountain backdrops, made for a very scenic trip. Short hike to Hummingbird Springs was fun even though we found no water or hummingbirds. Open to properly registered and plated OHVs.
Submitted By Douglas F.
We drove this trail both ways earlier in the fall of 2021. We came across the friendly local rancher who was happy to chat with somebody and said he had not been through the middle section in a long time. Indeed, the midsection, past his coral, did not seem to have seen much of any traffic. The heavy August storms had caused erosion in many places. While I don’t think it merits a moderate rating, it is certainly slower and requires a bit more care than Belmont Mountain, which is a little further to the east and rated moderate. We first traveled this trail a few years ago and it was equally desolate. Be prepared.