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Box Canyon

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by 2012 Tacoman AZ, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    Was thinking about maybe hitting up Box Canyon this weekend.

    Looks like you need some sort of "pass" - anyone know?

    Found this info about the run:

    GPS route summary:
    1. Hwy 79/Cottonwood Canyon Rd. turn- off; 33o 10.745'N, 111o 21.129'W, mile 0.00, el 1768 ft.
    2. Cottonwood Canyon/Mineral Mountain Road junction; 33o 12.160'N, 111o 13.480'W, mile 8.10, el 2397 ft.
    3. Mineral Mountain Road/Box Canyon Road junction; 33o 10.094'N, 111o 12.083'W, mile 11.21, el 2297 ft
    4. Box Canyon/Coke Ovens turn-off; 33o 08.984'N, 111o 12.085'W, mile 12.68, elevation 2070 ft.
    5. North Martinez Spring turn-off; 33o 09.193'N, 111o 10.610'W, mile 14.65, elevation 2352 ft.
    6. Coke Ovens Loop 1st turn-off; 33o 07.518'N, 111o 10.253'W, mile 17.13, elevation 2021 ft.
    7. Coke Ovens Loop 2nd turn-off; 33o 07.340'N, 111o 10.309'W, mile 17.48, elevation 2156 ft.
    8. Coke Ovens; 33o 06.246'N, 111o 09.901'W, mile 19.07, elevation 1709 ft.
    9. Box Canyon Road - Price Road junction; 33o 05.811'N, 111o 14.203'W, mile 31.47, elevation 1581 ft.
    10. Hwy 79/Price Road turn-off; 33o 03.625'N, 111o 22.729'W, mile 41.30, elevation 1486 ft.

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  2. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    i might be down to go, ill see if my buddy can go so ill have a ride.

    if your going up through the canyon and down the steps to the coke ovens your going to need some additional clearance...
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    Ill have my puny lift in by then (I hope)!
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    coke ovens are on private land and closed to public access

    Edit: well the ovens themselves are at least, just be cautious of the no trespassing signs
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    :(

    Oh well, guess I don't have to go see those!
     
  6. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    really? when did they do that?

    i have been tresspassing for years i guess.....
     
  7. Apr 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    You don't really care, do you.
    We don't need no stinking clearance!
     
  8. Apr 2, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    says the guy who has clearance:D
     
  9. Apr 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Nice job with the GPS and photos under each number! FYI, to make a degree symbol press Alt and 0186 or 167 (on the right number pad)... so 33 degrees is 33º.

    I wish I was in Az next weekend to go on your run, looks nice!
     
  10. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    dam.

    is there other coke ovens? maybe were thinking of different ones?

    i have seen tons of people at the ones i have been at...
     
  12. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    only one i know of. its all on private land and there are posted no trespassing signs, i have seen them.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    :eek::eek::(
     
  14. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    Yea, sorry, I just copied from some website. I have never been there.
     
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    read the thread I posted from EP. Can you really blame the land owner?
     
  16. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    nope not at all, still sucks though. :(
     
  17. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    Yea, cant blame them.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    Hmm, I had no idea they were private property and I've been there twice since 2007... Never saw any signs either? :(

    Oh well.
     
  19. Apr 2, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    Been there done that. Great trial!!. I make Martinez mine my goal or least 300 yards before Martinez mine the goal. The last 300 Yards is really rough Box canyon is one way to get to Martinez mine. I really do not like taking my truck through box canyon without a really good spotter.

    The pass you are referring to OP is the "state land recreation permit use permit". $20.00 for a family $15.00 individual. Found this on a Arizona state page. I would send you a link but I am on the way out the door with the wifey.

    Ajax mine is North of the box canyon which is a fun trial as well though not nearly as technical. I not sure yet what is going on this weekend so not sure if I will be out there or not.

    Kristen and I want to camp out in the desert before it gets hot so we may be out there later like 3:00 setting up a camp north of box canyon.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    If I'm free I wouldn't mind hitting up Box Canyon again. Pretty easy trail even for stock (if you have legit skids at least). I've got through stock, with AllPro IFS/Trans/Xfr Case skids only no sliders without incident pretty easy and some spotting. Now it's cake for me hah.... I haven't done to many of the other trails but done some exploring on the random roads along the hill tops and a few wash trails here and there, it's a fun area to tool around in for a day for sure.
     
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