To the northeast, the Santa Rita mountains dominate the region with Mt Wrightson at nearly 10,000 feet. Mt Hopkins is just about as tall and has an observatory with three different telescopes on top plus a geocache I will have to get next time we are here!!
We drove thru Box Canyon to the north side of the Santa Ritas one day. Box Canyon Road was a gravel road carved into the side of the mountain. On one side you had a cliff raising above you and on the other side a cliff dropped away to the creek about 300 feet below. The alternate route going around the west end of the Santa Ritas was nearly twice as far, approximately 70 miles rather then nearly 40 miles to Madeira Canyon and was not nearly as scenic!
On the other side of the Santa Ritas was Florida Canyon and Florida Workcamp. Except I have learned while out here that all my life I have been mispronouncing my home state – it is pronounced FLO-REE-DA. Duh, who woulda known! The Florida Trail climbs thru Florida Canyon by MT Wrightson and eventually to Madera Canyon which is an especially beautiful canyon that we visited several times and will do again when we return to SE AZ.