Gardner Canyon ORV For Dirt Biking

The 42nd most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Arizona.

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Southeast of Tucson and northwest of Sonoita, the Gardner Canyon area has 18 miles of OHV routes open to dirt biking. There are numerous side roads to explore, including many difficult ones. Make sure to stay on numbered roads.

To reach the Gardner Canyon area from Tucson, head east on US10 to Exit #281. Head south on SR83 for about 21 miles. Turn right heading west on Gardner Canyon Road for about 6 miles to the signed trailhead.

Overall, Gardner Canyon ORV is the 42nd most popular dirt bike trail of all 46 dirt biking rides in Arizona. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Gardner Canyon ORV including Redington Pass Backcountry Touring Area, Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area and Pima Motorsports Park.

Gardner Canyon ORV Dirt Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Coronado National Forest (520)281-2296; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816; Tucson Rough Riders Club (

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

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Primative Roadside Campsites

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Congress, Tucson

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  31.720299, -110.751321

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  7/9/2016

ID:  21841

Gardner Canyon ORV Dirt Biking Map


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