Backcountry Adventures: Arizona Guide Book

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )
Backcountry Adventures Arizona  by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson

573pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1930193327

Backcountry Adventures: Arizona provides detailed directions for 157 backcountry roads throughout Arizona, all suitable for stock sport utility vehicles. All you need is an SUV, a sense of adventure, and your copy of this book. Backcountry Adventures: Arizona guides readers along 2,671 miles of the state’s most remote and scenic back roads, from the lowlands of the Yuma Desert to the high plains of the Kaibab Plateau. Trail history is colorized through the accounts of Indian warriors like Cochise and Geronimo; trailblazers; and the famous lawman Wyatt Earp. Contains 157 trails, 576 pages, and 524 photos.

© 2006 Peter Massey and Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 155.
... Preview: This wide graded road allows passenger vehicles to travel through some spectacular desert scenery on a seldom-used trail. The road passes across a wide plain toward the Gila Bend Mountains. It winds w ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Gila Bend, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 45.9
... Preview: This graded gravel road is one of only two backcountry roads within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. It is a loop that travels through prolific and varied Sonoran desert vegetation before climbing ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Lukeville, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 18.9
... Preview: This well-used, graded dirt road is the primary access road to the west side of Alamo Lake. Alamo Lake State Park, a popular spot, is on the east side of the lake; however a national wildlife area on ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Wenden, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 53.9
... Preview: This short trail climbs up the twisting road to the Apache Maid Fire Lookout in the Coconino National Forest. The trail, maintained by the forest service as access for the tower, is normally slightly ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Sedona, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This trail—one of Arizona’s classic scenic drives—is high on the must-do lists of most people, locals and tourists alike. The drive passes by lakes, canyons, old mining towns, and cliff dwellings. The ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Apache Junction, AZ - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives,Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 38.5
... Preview: This short trail is part of a through route that connects Barfoot Park to Pine Canyon Trail near the Methodist Camp lower down in Pine Canyon. However, Pine Creek heavily washed out a few years ago an ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Rodeo, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: This trail provides a longer, slightly easier route to view the Cochran Coke Ovens and can be combined with the shorter, very difficult Cochran Coke Ovens Trail to form a loop. This trail is more suit ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Superior, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: This trail is a spur within the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. All the trails within the refuge are incredibly scenic and remote. This one is no exception. It travels through classic Sonoran desert sc ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Quartzsite, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: This moderate trail passes between two wilderness areas: Big Horn Mountains Wilderness to the south and Hummingbird Springs Wilderness to the north. The trail leaves from paved Eagle Eye Road. Initial ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Salome, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 24.1
... Preview: This spectacular winding trail offers many moderately steep hill climbs and descents as it winds along the ridge tops within the Tonto National Forest. After 0.8 miles the trail drops in standard to b ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
New River, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Bighorn Pass Trail is one of the more challenging trails within the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. It leaves from the graded dirt Pipeline Road and passes by the small stone Kofa Cabin a mile later. I ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Quartzsite, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 17.6
... Preview: This graded road connects Boynton Pass Trail to Cottonwood without ever touching the highway. The trail surface is roughly graded dirt that becomes extremely greasy when wet and is often impassable, e ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Sedona, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 18.5
... Preview: This well-graded road makes a wide loop around Bill Williams Mountain, which like the town of Williams was named after the infamous and reclusive mountain man. The cinder-surfaced road is suitable for ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Williams, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 17.4
... Preview: The Black Canyon region encompasses much in the way of historical interest: Indian pictographs, early settlements, and a violent chapter of the Pleasant Valley Wars. Throw in an easy, graded trail, a ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Heber, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 16.8
... Preview: This graded road runs along Black Creek Valley, parallel to paved Indian Road 12. It is a well-used road because it accesses several houses. The valley is wide and shallow, and the meandering, often d ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Fort Defiance, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: This easy, formed trail runs in a straight line along a wide ridge connecting Mexican Border Road with Parker Canyon Lake Road. The trail is open and offers good views down into Bodie Canyon on the ea ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Sierra Vista, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: This easygoing trail passes through some spectacular, remote scenery east of the Agua Fria River as well as in the Agua Fria National Monument. In dry weather it is suitable for highclearance vehicles ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
New River, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 24.7
... Preview: This trail, close to Wickenburg, is popular with locals and visitors for its stunning, varied scenery and a rare chance to dip your toes in a desert river. Although the river flows year-round, for muc ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Wickenburg, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 12.7
... Preview: Although this trail is rated very difficult, only 1.3 miles in the narrow section of Box Canyon merit this rating. The remainder of the trail is pretty easy. However, given that this section is in the ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Florence, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 25.4
... Preview: This road leaves Sedona and travels through red rock country over Boynton Pass. Initially, the road is paved as it passes close to a resort and residential areas. It passes several hiking trailheads t ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Arizona"
Sedona, AZ - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10.5