Wheeling in Florence Junction
Challenging trails and scenic canyons was our goal. We were headed out to an area known commonly as Florence Junction, an abundant array of 4WD trails that lies just southwest of Superior, Arizona.
Here you'll find desert arroyos and sandy washes strewn with rocky crags and boulders. Lying below the loftier Superstition Mountains slightly north, this area sits at about 3,000 feet in elevation.
Geology here is diverse and scenic. Telltale markings of past inhabitants mark signs of previous peoples who were also drawn to this area. If you scour the rocky walls in the canyons here you can find Native American petroglyphs, graffiti from a bygone era.Abandoned wooden structures and rock tailings signify mining work of those long ago who dug into this rugged terrain.
We spent time on some hot summer days running trails and taking in the views. Our group consisted largely of Toyotas, with some impressive modified Tacomas from the Phoenix area.
We won't bore you with too much story so we can leave more room for rig descriptions and a collage of images from our adventures. Hope you enjoy 'em!