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 40th most popular dirt bike trail of all 46 dirt biking rides in Arizona.