Enjoy a 3-hour tour through the extreme northeast corner of Florence, Arizona, traveling by thrilling ATV. Negotiate the bumps and turns of the Pinal Mountains, and the vertical walls of the Box Canyon’s dirt trails, half-way between Tucson and Phoenix.
What to Expect
Explore the extreme northeast corner of Florence, Arizona on board a thrilling All Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Located halfway between Tucson and Phoenix, the Box Canyon and Pinal Mountains make for an ideal day out from both cities.
The dirt trail that will set you blood racing is about 40 miles long, and you will have 3.25 hours to play. Once your guide has equipped you with all necessary safety equipment, and you are comfortable with your 4-wheel bike, head off along dirt trails that twist and turn and bump up and down the Pinal Mountains.
Climb up and over the front range of the mountains while your guide points out Indian petroglyphs left behind by the ancient Native Americans. Another point of interest is an old adobe building that served as a way station for the Butterfield Overland Stage Coach Company during the 1860s. For a short time it also serviced the Pony Express on what was know as the "Butterfield Route."
The real highlight of the tour is Box Canyon. You'll be in the canyon for about 6 miles. Get set for the drama of the middle 3 miles, a slot canyon with walls only about 10-20 feet apart and 900 feet high on both sides!
- Helmets, goggles, and gloves
- Free training for new or inexperienced drivers
- Safety trained guides (trained by a nationally certified safety instructor)
- Use of ATV vehicles, with general liability insurance
- Cold bottled water and snacks
Know Before You Go
• For your safety and comfort, wear closed toed shoes and long pants, and bring your sunglasses