Featured OHV/4WD TRAILS
Northeast of Flagstaff in the Coconino National Forest, the 13,500 acre Cinder Hills OHV Area has routes open to OHV users. The routes traverse an extensive area of deep volcanic cinders in a ponderosa pine forest. There are plenty of really big hill climbs.
Northeast of Phoenix and east of Fort McDowell in the Tonto National Forest, the Four Peak Rolls OHV Area (aka Four Peaks Mine) 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 OHV use. There are vistas of Superstition Mountain, Four Peaks Mountain and Weavers Needle.
Northwest of Camp Verde, the Hayfield Draw - Bryant Park OHV Area is an 80 acre open OHV/4WD area. There are more than 120 miles of designated routes.
In northwest Arizona and southwest Utah near Hurricane, the vast Arizona Strip OHV area has over 5,000 miles of dirt roads open to OHV travel. The roads traverse high desert and some ponderosa pine forest. The area is a combination of trails that makes a 63 mile loop.
West of Lake Havasu City, the Crossroads OHV Area is a 1,500 acre open area. Vehicle use in the area surrounding the OHV area is limited to designated routes. The staging area provides a paved parking lot, restroom, loading ramp and bulletin board. Riding opportunities in this OHV area include the sand washes, trails throughout the bajada.
Southeast of Lake Havasu City, the Standard Wash area has 7,500 acres open to OHV recreation. The routes are on existing roads and trails in the low desert.
East of Tucson and southeast of Safford, the 2,000 acre Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area has rolling sand dunes open to OHV users. There are low, sparsely vegetated dunes for those preferring a slower paced ride, while several larger dunes provide challenges for the more adventurous riders.
East of Phoenix near Superior in the Tonto National Forest, the 30 mile OHV drive in the Bradshaw Mountains passes through high desert. This is old mining country and offers mountain views. The area is very popular with OHV users.
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 7,600 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.
East of Phoenix in the Tonto National Forest, the 27,000 acre Four Peak Rolls OHV area has miles of routes open to OHV routes. Vehicle travel is limited to only the existing routes.
Southeast of Tucson and northwest of Sonoita, the Gardner Canyon area has 18 miles of OHV routes open to 4WD vehicles. There are numerous side roads to explore, including many difficult ones. Make sure to stay on numbered roads.
North of Sonoita in the Coronado National Forest, Santa Rita Backcountry Touring Area has roads and trails over 130,000 acres open to OHV users. The routes pass through high desert and oak woodland foothills.
West of Phoenix and south of Ehrenberg in the Tonto National Forest, the Ehrenberg Sand Bowl OHV Area is a popular site for use of off road vehicles, with hilly, sandy terrain and a network of roads and trails. The offroading at the Ehrenberg Sand Bowl OHV Area is limited to day use only between 6am to 10pm.
Near Patagonia in the Coronado National Forest, the area south of Patagonia has many options for off-highway vehicle travel in the Patagonia Mountains. The OHV routes traverse grassy hills and oak woodlands on old mining and ranching roads. The best trailhead is Washington Camp.
Northeast of Parker, the Copper Basin Dunes OHV Area is a 1,275 acre open area. All OHV usage within the area is limited to only designated routes. The 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.
Near Nogales in the Coronado National Forest, there is a scenic 82 mile OHV drive in the Patagonia Mountains. The route links the townsites of Harshaw ghost-town, Mowry, Washington Camp, Duquesne ghost-town and Lochiel.