Near Eagar in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, the 25 mile Saffell Canyon OHV Trail includes some of the most spectacular views in the White Mountains open to OHV/4WD driving. 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 Saffell Canyon OHV Trail trailhead 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 OHV Trail is the 10th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 25 OHV routes in Arizona.