The route starts out in the low desert and continues into the upper elevations of the Superstition Mountains where it tops out at about 5200 feet above sea level. The higher elevations are on the northern slopes and offer the piney vegetation typical throughout the southwest. The climb to the elevations occurs along a series of switch backs that allows an impressive view of surrounding countryside. Stock vehicles with high ground clearance and good articulation can make it although some driving skill is necessary.
AZLRO promotes safe off-road driving, supports the "Tread Lightly" program is active in maintaining access for off-road driving as we explore all the great state of Arizona has to offer.