Featured ATV TRAILS
Northeast of Phoenix in the Tonto National Forest, the 25 mile Sycamore Creek ATV Area has varied terrain rolling over mountains and through creek beds and sandwashes near cliffs and canyons. There are vistas of Superstition Mountain, Four Peaks Mountain and Weavers Needle.
Northeast of Phoenix and east of Fort McDowell in the Tonto National Forest, the Four Peak Rolls OHV Area (aka Four Peaks Mine) for ATV riding has varied terrain rolling over mountains and through creek beds and sandwashes near steep cliffs and mountainous areas. This 27,000 acre area has over 75 miles of roads and trails open to ATV riding. There are vistas of Superstition Mountain, Four Peaks Mountain and Weavers Needle.
Northeast of Flagstaff in the Coconino National Forest, the 13,500 acre Cinder Hills ATV Area combines singletrack with open riding for 19 miles of ATV riding. Get ready for big hill climbs. The routes traverse an extensive area of deep volcanic cinders in a ponderosa pine forest.
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.
East of Tucson and southeast of Safford, the 2,000 acre Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area has rolling sand dunes open to ATVs. There are low, sparsely vegetated dunes for those preferring a slower paced ride, while several larger dunes provide challenges for the more adventurous riders.
Near Patagonia in the Coronado National Forest, the area south of Patagonia has many options for ATV riding in the Patagonia Mountains. The routes traverse grassy hills and oak woodlands on old mining and ranching roads. The South Patagonia ATV routes are located between Nogales and Sierra Vista east of SR82.
Northeast of Phoenix and Carefree in the Tonto National Forest, a section of the multi-state Great Western Trail runs north-south through the forest. For a nice loop ride, a great starting point is the Cave Creek Ranger Station. From here, head east on FS19 towards Bartlett Reservoir.
Northwest of Phoenix, the Crown King area is very popular with ATV riders. The Crown King area offers trail riding through pine forest in the Bradshaw Mountains.
Southeast of Sedona in the Coconino National Forest, the Schnebly Hill Road offers 12 miles of ATV riding. This route follows old Schnebly Hill Road to the top of the Mogollon Rim with around 1,500 feet of vertical climbing.
South of Lake Havasu City and east of Quartzsite, the South Plomosa Range Trail is a 16 mile route open to ATV riding. The trail passes through the Southern Cross Mine and climbs through a canyon.
Southwest of Flagstaff in the Kaibab National Forest, the Sycamore Point Trail is a 7.5 mile route open to ATV riding. The Sycamore Point Trail is located south of the White Horse Recreation Area.
West of Chino Valley near Camp Wood in the Prescott National Forest, the Sheridan Mountain / Smith Mesa ATV Trail System consists of 42 miles of trails through caparral and ponderosa pine forest. The Sheridan Mountain ATV riding area has three staging areas.
West of Prescott, the 400 acre Alto Pit ATV Area is a popular area to ride through ponderosa pine forest which is open to ATV riding. There is a 13-acre cross country area open to ATVs and trail bikes, 8 miles of designated trails for ATVs.
Northwest of Kingman in the Black Mountains, the Thumb Butte Trail is a 14 mile route open to ATV riding. It travels through rugged terrain and over gravelly washes. The Thumb Butte Trail ATV route gets more difficult as it goes along.
Southeast of Lake Havasu City and west of Alamo Lake, the Swansea Loop Trail is a 12 mile route open to ATV riding in the Rawhide Mountains. The Swansea Loop Trail ATV route is heavily used and easy to follow.
Northeast of Parker, the Copper Basin Dunes OHV Area is a 1275 acre open area for ATV riding. Vehicle use in the area surrounding the OHV area is limited to designated routes. The ATV staging area provides a paved parking lot, restroom, loading ramp and bulletin board. Riding opportunities in this OHV area include the sand dunes, trails throughout the bajada and up into the canyons.