To NE Chain Gate the arbitrary/unofficial Trailhead
High Clearance possible when dry
From Phoenix, head west on I-10 toward LA. From Tonopah exit 94, travel another 13 miles and exit Salome road (Harquahala Valley Rd.) exit 81. Head south and immediately turn west onto Harquahala Valley Rd. which quickly curves to the south.
Drive south for 5.5 miles to Centennial/Courthouse Rd. Turn right (west) onto a dirt, Centennial Rd. and continue for 7 miles to the intersection with El Paso Gas pipeline Rd. Turn SE and follow the pipeline for 0.5 mile to 33.4612 -113.2745. Turn right (south) and drive for 0.5 mile to an intersection.
South progress is blocked by a chain stretched across the path, spanning two poles. Turn left (east) looking for a place to park. We parked on the south side of the road, just east of the chain
at 33.4535 -113.2741. Anywhere in this vicinity is a good starting point. These are nice dirt roads, an AWD sedan with ground clearance will easily make it to our parking spot. The closer one gets to the wilderness boundary, more sand is encountered. 2WD is probably ok as we were in a Toyota 4Runner and never put it in 4WD.From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 1h 22m - 81 milesFrom TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 2h 54m - 188 milesFrom FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 3h 18m - 210 miles
(Trailhead is generic)