Ever since accidentally stumbling into this most scenic and interesting rock formations area (just south of Superior and north of the White Canyon Wilderness) with topohiker back in April'08, I had always planned a return to reconfirm and document the driving route and off-trail hiking route with a posted HAZ hike description, GPS tracks, and some pics to hopefully further intrigue the most skeptic for a visit to see for themselves.
It was a very enjoyable day for my return to this seldom visited HAZ area, but apparently well know to at least a few of the local horse rider community who have done an excellent job of maintaining the easy to follow ~4.5 mile "use route" from
my recommended Parking/TH Start location to
intersect with the AZT-Passage#17. An additional ~.70 mile hike north on AZT#17 ends this recommended day outing at a nice high desert saddle view location (at 3741ft). The only thing missing today was the need for a little more flowing water in Wood Canyon Creek which would be easily resolved with timing of your visit to coincide with more seasonal rain.