Guide to Arizona Backroads and 4-Wheel Drive Trails  by Charles A. Wells

Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails Guide Book

by Charles A. Wells (FunTreks)
Guide to Arizona Backroads and 4-Wheel Drive Trails  by Charles A. Wells
Whether novice or expert, you'll enjoy this clear, concise guide to Arizona's remote backcountry including Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Havasu City, Prescott, and Yuma. Detailed trail descriptions, 86 maps, and over 300 photographs cover 75 spectacular backroads and four-wheel drive trails. Fifty trails are suitable for most stock sport utility vehicles. All routes include GPS waypoints.

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Trails from the "Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 75.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 75.

Not much scenery except Ajax Mine. Strictly for the hard-core enthusiast. Trail follows rocky creek bottom. Large boulders and narrow passages. Lower portion is very difficult; upper portion is extr ...
Florence, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6
The road weaves along mountainsides above the Salt River Valley then drops precipitously into the valley at Fish Creek Hill. Along the way you’re treated to gorgeous views of Canyon Lake and Apache La ...
Apache Junction, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 39
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This is a challenging four-wheel-drive route but is also a great historical tour. Your trip will be greatly enhanced if you learn a little about the area before you go. Most of this route is easy to m ...
Phoenix, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 34.4
A fun, lightly-used backcountry road to popular Mt. Lemmon. Usually driven from south side on busy Catalina Highway. Camp in Coronado National Forest’s Peppersauce Campground. Well-maintained dirt roa ...
Oracle, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 25
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This route roughly follows the original bed of the old Mohave and Milltown Railroad. A hiking trail follows the railroad route, while the four-wheel-drive route weaves back and forth across it. Look a ...
Mohave Valley, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 18
See the Tonopah/Belmont Mine high in the Sonoran Desert. Visit Vulture Mine—a rare opportunity to see a well-preserved gold mine and ghost town. Henry Wickenburg discovered the mine in 1863 and sold i ...
Tonopah, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 22
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A unique and scenic drive through a narrow, steep-walled canyon. It’s tempting to rate this trail easy but there are several moderate-size rocks to get over. Stock SUVs with good ground clearance shou ...
Florence, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 13.3
This drive passes through historic mining country dating back over 140 years. Drivers enjoy a beautiful mountain drive and many important obvious historic stops along the way, including Bumble Bee, Cl ...
Prescott, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 70
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Although fairly short, this trail has to be considered one of the best in Arizona. It is extremely fun to drive and the red rock scenery is knock-out beautiful. This is an extremely popular route and ...
Sedona, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 4
This wonderfully challenging backroad culminates at the Nellie E. Saloon, or as the locals call it, the “Desert Bar.” People come from all over to visit this most unusual attraction located in the mid ...
Parker, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10.3
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Little-used mining road crosses Santa Rita Mountains from Interstate 19 to Hwy. 82 south of Patagonia. See mines along the route and adobe ruins at Alto Camp, once a community of several hundred peopl ...
Arivaca, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 24
A permit is required for this trail. It’s easy to obtain and free. Carry it with you at all times. This is a highly sensitive area and subject to closure. The trail passes through scenic Sonoran Deser ...
Apache Junction, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 8
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This section of the Butterfield Stage Route is inside the Sonoran Desert National Monument and is directly adjacent to a wilderness area. Two-wheel drive adequate most of the way when dry. A bit rough ...
Maricopa, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 12
Travel through rugged parts of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. Perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of some of the abundant wildlife, which includes desert bighorn sheep, mule deer, coyote, cottontail, b ...
Quartzsite, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 54
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Scenic drive through high Sonoran Desert near low mountain foothills. Drive by venerable Castle Hot Springs Resort (now closed to the public). Lake Pleasant offers boating, fishing and other water spo ...
Morristown, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 48
Visit Rovey’s Needle, an interesting rock formation. Lunch at Cattail Cove next to the Bill Williams River. Mainly follows sandy wash bottoms with intermittent rocky sections. There are several diffic ...
Parker, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 17
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Fun, challenging and scenic. One of the most popular hard-core runs in the state. A must drive for any serious four-wheeler. Crosses the Santa Catalina Mountain range in the Coronado National Forest. ...
Oracle, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 20
Chimney Rock is a popular ATV and camping area. Most people enter from the easier south side. The trail described here comes in the lesser-used back way. Leave gates as you find them. The corridor alo ...
Tucson, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 8.4
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This great hard-core trail features Chivo Falls. During wet periods, water flows over a high rock ledge and drops dramatically to a pool below. This cool, shaded halfway point on the route is a popula ...
Tucson, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10
Explore a once-bustling mining area. Watch for wild mustangs that still roam the hillsides. Walk through Chloride’s historic buildings, including a post office that has been in operation since 1893. L ...
Kingman, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 19
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