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White Canyon


How to Get There
This hike is located near Superior, AZ.

From the Phoenix area, take US-60 East to the town of Superior. Once in Superior, take HWY-177 South 9.6 miles to Battle Axe Road (on right). It's a 4.5 mile drive on a dirt road to the trailhead. A high clearance vehicle is recommended. After 1.6 miles, stay right at the fork at the coral. At 1.9 miles, stay right again at the fork. After 3.3 miles, there is a narrow spot in the road, just after a cattle guard. After 3.8 miles, stay right again (to the left is a pretty neat spring). After 4.5 miles, leave the main dirt road and turn right. Drive the short distance (staying left) to a small turn around. Park here and start walking along the trail next to the brown Wilderness trail marker to the trail register (about 100 yards from the parking area).
Battle Axe Road
Tucson Area and Southern Arizona

Hike details

7.00 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
3.5 miles to the turn around point.
5.50 [Hours]
We hiked a total of 5 hours plus 30 minutes for lunch.
Elevation Change
200 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Elevation Gain
100 Total Elevation Gain [Feet]
Elevation Details
change: maybe 100 ft gain... not much
Hike Trail Type
Out and Back


Best Season
  • March
  • April
  • September
  • October
Worst Season
  • June
  • July
  • August
Season Details
Fall, Winter, and Spring (Fall/Spring probably the best seasons)
Date Hike completed
March 02, 2002


Solitude Details
Excellent hike for those of us seeking solitude. During our hike, we only ran into 8 other hikers.


Difficulty Rating
difficulty detail
While it's not a great distance, the walking is slow because of the bolder hopping and trail finding. The canyon is a nice location for a hike. This is a medium difficulty hike.


Be Aware of
Scrambling, bolder hopping, trail finding

If a variable terrain hike through a desert canyon appeals to you, this is your hike.


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