Battle Axe, Coke Ovens
I am planning a trip that will prove to be a fun one. I ran this trail today and re-scouted it to be sure it was a viable trail. There are some difficult sections, but there is nothing that we cant all make it though, even with a stock Discovery. In those cases, experienced spotting and alert driving will get us through just fine. The meeting place will be at Battle Axe Road and AZ 177 at approximately Mile Marker 158.2+/- on Arizona 177. It is at the top of the hill before you descend into the valley that houses Superior (if coming from Tucson) and after leaving Superior (if coming from Phoenix). I recommend that you fill up on gas prior to coming here, however, I will say that even having 1/2 or 3/4 tank will get you through the trail and to the next gas station without a problem. The GPS (WGS84) coordinates for the meeting place are: N33d 10m 43.4s, W 111d 02m 22.1s
Located in beautiful Sonoran Desert with towering red buttes on all sides of the trail. A fun drive offering real adventure. Winding, rutted road with moderate climbs and descents. May require rock-stacking in spots. Brush may lightly touch your vehicle on this trail.