Saffell Canyon Trail For Dirt Biking

The 41st most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Arizona.

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Near Eagar in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, the 25 mile Saffell Canyon Trail includes some of the most spectacular views in the White Mountains open to dirt biking. The trail begins at an elevation of 7600 feet at Saffel Canyon and climbs to 9400 feet at Pat Knoll. The trail goes through three distinct vegetation zones: pinon-juniper, ponderosa pine, and mixed conifer.

To reach the dirt biking trailhead for the Saffell Canyon Trail from the Eagar stoplight, travel south on Mountain Avenue for 1 mile. Turn right (west) on Schoolbus Road for .1 mile. Turn left (south) on Water Canyon Road (FR 285) for 1.8 miles. Turn left (east) on FR 74 for .9 mile.Turn right (south) on FR 74D. The trailhead is on the right.

Overall, Saffell Canyon Trail is the 41st most popular dirt bike trail of all 46 dirt biking rides in Arizona. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Saffell Canyon Trail including Long Draw Route and Black Canyon ORV Trail.

Saffell Canyon Trail Dirt Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  ASNF (928) 333-4372; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816.

Recommended Book:  "Arizona 4WD Trails" from Charles Wells

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  34.0641, -109.2784

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/5/2016

ID:  19878

Saffell Canyon Trail Dirt Biking Map


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