Long Draw Route For ATV Riding
The 3rd most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Arizona.
Saturday 9 July 2016 03:32 GMT
Northeast of Payson near Heber in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, the Long Draw ATV Route is a 30 mile loop through ponderosa pine forest for ATV riding. Start either at the Long Draw North trailhead at Chevelon Crossing or the Long Draw South trailhead at Chevelon Lake. The route travels mostly along established forest service roads, which are either well-maintained gravel or dirt. The quality of the roads deteriorates near the southern trailhead.
To reach the Long Draw ATV riding North trailhead from Heber, head west on SR260 for one mile. Turn north on FS504 for 17 miles to the Chevelon Crossing Campground.
To reach the Long Draw South trailhead from Heber, head west on SR260 for one mile. Turn north on FS504 for 18 miles past the Chevelon Crossing Campground to FS169. Turn southwest on FS169 for 12 miles to FS169B. Turn northwest and drive for 2 miles to Chevelon Lake Campground.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is permitted on any Forest Service road that has a vertical number sign. Riding on Forest Service roads with a horizontal number sign requires a registered ATV and a valid drivers license.
Overall, Long Draw Route is the 3rd most popular ATV riding trail of all 42 ATV trails in Arizona. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Long Draw Route including Black Canyon Trail, Chevelon Crossing Road and Saffell Canyon Trail.