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post #1 of 7 Old 09-15-2011, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Martinez Canyon Trail shape?

So I'm heading home for Thanksgiving and want to do this trail with my Wife and 2 year old. We'll be leaving from Tucson Friday I'm guessing. So, how long does the trail take? Box canyon looks easy to the start of the trail, so how far can you actually go? I heard the trail is at a certain point but can't verify that.

If it is all open, it looks as though you go past the mine, lop around a hill, hen go down the luge back to the trail and back out the way you came, so a lollipop trail run.

Total time if we are moving good? I have a JKU rubi with 35's, teraflex arms, etc, and my buddy is in a LT 4x4 tacoma.

I'm wondering if all the rain you guys are getting tore the place up, so looking for updated trail condidtions!


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I'd need someone to confirm, but I believe Martinez is closed.

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martinez canyon loop is closed, the last report was you can still get all the way to the cabin though.

box canyon should still be an easy trail, but haven't been through it since early june. the rains may have moved stuff around, but can't imagine it would be changed drastically.

following box canyon through you can get to ajax mine trail, and upper sandman (which takes you back south towards tucson and elvis). several others, but the woodpecker trails were closed the same time as martinez canyon loop. the phoenix folks can probably shed more light on the north side of florence junction area, i'm still exploring that way.


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martinez canyon loop is closed, the last report was you can still get all the way to the cabin though.

box canyon should still be an easy trail, but haven't been through it since early june. the rains may have moved stuff around, but can't imagine it would be changed drastically.

following box canyon through you can get to ajax mine trail, and upper sandman (which takes you back south towards tucson and elvis). several others, but the woodpecker trails were closed the same time as martinez canyon loop. the phoenix folks can probably shed more light on the north side of florence junction area, i'm still exploring that way.
Box Canyon is still super simple and can be done with a stock Jeep. Your buddy would be fine there in his truck. We did Lower Ajax a couple of weekends ago, along with some other trails that I won't disclose on this thread... when I get home tonight I'll try to post pics. Cabin is technically closed as is Martinez Loop... so are the Coke Ovens. I've never done Upper Ajax, Elvis, or anything gnarly out there so can't offer much as far as those go.

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cool, good news and bad news... Dunno if the poaching run is worth it, but from google earth it looks like box canyon and surrounding areas look fun, id like to get a few scratches from AZ on the Jeep

Might just do chiva and frog hollow instead... but any more info, i'd appreciate it!
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id like to get a few scratches from AZ on the Jeep
chimney rock trail and charouleau gap (especially with the rains) are great trails to get some az scratches.


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In FJ, Lower Woodpecker, Woody's Wash, Martinez Cabin and Canyon, Broken Ankle, Xtasy, Overdose, and Jawbreaker, Coke Ovens, and Red (Death) Hill are all closed.

Lower Ajax, Upper Ajax, Upper Woodpecker, Bad Medicine, Axle Alley, Highway to Hell, Jackhandle, Box Canyon are all open and legal trails.
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