Who’s ready for some difficult trails? We will be spending the weekend in Florence. We will be running Elvis, Jack Handle, and Box Canyon on Saturday. Elvis has big ledges with extreme options. Follow a sandy wash through a series of difficult rock obstacles. Most of the obstacles have bypasses; however, by our standards, they should still be considered difficult, compared to the hardest lines, which are extreme. If you find it too difficult after the first obstacle, exit trail on the side road at Waypoint 03 that returns to Sandman Road. Extremely difficult for ATVs and UTVs. This trail is typically run with Jack Handle, trail #59, followed by Box Canyon, trail #56, to exit the area. Narrow rocky lanes with tight turns and tall sharp ledges. And that’s just the bypasses. The hardest lines will challenge the most aggressive rock buggies. Our Rubicon, with a 3-inch lift, made it through taking the easier lines. Jack Handle -Squeeze through a very narrow side canyon.
The trail follows an extremely narrow rocky canyon and is strictly hardcore. The main feature is a narrow opening just after Waypoint 04. A Hi-Lift jack mounted standing up on the rear bumper is likely to get caught on rocks as you pass through, thus the name of the trail. Surprisingly, the second half of the loop is very scenic as you return along a high, narrow ridge. This trail is open to non-street-legal vehicles, but the ride would be extremely challenging. Borderline extreme, although we squeezed through in our 2-door Rubicon with a 3-inch lift. An extreme test of articulation. Wide, oversized vehicles will have trouble with this one. Don’t do this trail alone.
Sunday will be running Ajax and Box Canyon. This trail gets its name from an optional obstacle that was once attempted by Jeeps but is now strictly for rock buggies; even they aren’t guaranteed to complete it. To get through the rest of the trail unscathed, you will need a good spotter and a very capable rig. The trail starts in a wash and then follows a ridgeline ending at the Ajax Mine. This trail is open to non-street-legal vehicles, but the ride would be extremely challenging. We started the trail by driving Box Canyon, trail #56, first.
Obstacles with no bypasses mixed with smooth washes. Longer vehicles will have trouble with one tight turn at the beginning. The last section of the trail follows a narrow ridgeline and has deep washouts. Don’t do this trail alone.
** All trails rated Difficult! **
Meet up location: Frontier Financial in Prescott Valley at 1191 N Old Chisholm Trail UNIT B, Dewey, AZ 86327
7:00 a.m. Breakfast burritos, pastries, and coffee provided by our fabulous sponsors
7:15 a.m. Driver’s meeting
7:30 a.m. Hard roll out
Make sure you bring plenty of water and snacks for everyone in your rig
Communication devices are highly encouraged (CB’s – channel 14; handhelds – channel 7)
**Reminder, this is a family-friendly club, no alcohol is allowed during the trail run. **
A big thank you to our Sponsors:
Prescott Elite Team, My Home Group Real Estate
Peter Medal and Andrea Mauk
Larry Larsen and Traci Ranic
There are inherent risks and dangers while off-roading. Summit 4×4 Club is not responsible for any and all risks of injury, harm, medical conditions, or property damage to participates. All participants (on behalf of him/her self and his/her minor children) are responsible for their own safety and assumes all liabilities, and waives any and all damages against Summit 4×4 Club (including its organizers, hosts, sponsors, and members).