Rolls OHV Area For ATV Riding
The 9th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Arizona.
Saturday 6 August 2016 03:48 GMT
East of Phoenix in the Tonto National Forest, the 27,000 acre Four Peak Rolls OHV area has miles of routes open to ATV riding.
The Rolls ATV riding area is east of the Beeline Highway (State Highway 87), north of Lake Saguaro, and south of the Four Peaks Road. Vehicle travel is allowed only on the existing routes.
There are several access points for the Rolls ATV Area. Access #1- Forest Road (FR) 143 off Hwy 87: From Mesa or Scottsdale travel east on Hwy 87 9 miles past the Ft. McDowell Indian Res. and turn right on to Forest Road 143.
From east Mesa or Apache Jct. Take Power Rd. or Elsworth Rd. north to Bush Hwy. and then northeast to Hwy 87. A parking area and restrooms are available about a mile down Forest Road 143. Access #2- Stewart Mtn Group Site also known as Pobrecito: This entrance is a mile north of the Saguaro Lake turn off on Bush Hwy. From Mesa travel east on US 60 and take the Ellsworth exit. Follow Ellsworth approximately 10 miles to the Bush Hwy.
Continue east on Bush Hwy approximately 7 miles and turn right at the Pobrecito boat staging area. Access # 3 & 4- Butcher Jones Rec. Site: From Mesa travel east on US 60 and take the Ellsworth exit. Follow Ellsworth approximately 10 miles to the Bush Hwy. Continue east on Bush Hwy approximately 6 ½ miles and turn right on the Butcher Jones turn off. There are 2 different entrances along the road. One is a mile in marked by a cattle guard and the other is at the back of the Butcher Jones Recreation Site at the green gate.
Note: There is no parking of OHV trailers or riding in the recreation sites. As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads is limited to roads signed with horizontal numbers and also marked as open to ATV riding.
Overall, Rolls OHV Area is the 9th most popular ATV riding trail of all 42 ATV trails in Arizona. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Rolls OHV Area including Sycamore Creek ATV Area and Great Western Trail.