Best Off-Highway Drives in Arizona

This list represents the most popular off-highway drives in Arizona. Use this list to plan your next Arizona off-highway drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Verde Hot Spring View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Strawberry, AZ

    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The remains of an extensive hot-spring resort, with several pools still available for bathing. Verde Hot Spring was at one time a thriving resort ...

  • #2 Four Peaks Mine View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Phoenix, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    Very popular mountain drive with several great hiking trails. Dispersed camping allowed. Make sure to pack out all trash. Heavily used ATV and ...

  • #3 Broken Arrow View Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #4 Gunsight Pass View Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Green Valley, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    Old mining road with beautiful views from Gunsight Pass and Lopez Pass at the top of the Santa Rita Mountains. This is a popular ATV area. Make ...

  • #5 Backway to Crown King View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Phoenix, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  4 to 5 hours or more
    •  34.4 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #6 Backway to Mount Lemmon View Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Oracle, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    A fun, lightly-used backcountry road to popular Mt. Lemmon. Usually driven from south side on busy Catalina Highway. Camp in Coronado National ...

  • #7 Schnebly Hill Road View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  1 hour or more
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Towering red rock buttes set against a backdrop of deep-green forest and clear blue sky make this road one of Arizona’s most photogenic. The ...

  • #8 Bulldog Canyon View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #9 Chivo Falls View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    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. ...

  • #10 Box Canyon View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Florence, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  1 to 1.5 hours or more
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #11 Apache Trail View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 hours to a full day
    •  39 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #12 Bull Springs Road View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Arivaca, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 to 4 hours or more
    •  24 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #13 Rice Peak View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Oracle, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  4 hours or more
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A challenging run with broad views from the 7,577-ft. summit. Camp at the Forest Service Peppersauce Campground. Suitable for aggressive stock ...

  • #14 Coke Ovens View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Florence, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  6 to 7 hours
    •  42 miles
    •  Guide

    See unique, beehive-shaped ovens near the Cochran Townsite. Steep climbs, tippy shelf roads and challenging rock obstacles. Stock vehicles should ...

  • #15 Butterfield Stage Route View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Maricopa, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  1 to 2 hours or more
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This section of the Butterfield Stage Route is inside the Sonoran Desert National Monument and is directly adjacent to a wilderness area. Two-wheel ...

  • #16 Gardner Canyon View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  18.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Many side roads in the area to explore—some are difficult. Visit historic Kentucky Camp. Popular ATV area. Stay on marked roads. Mostly easy ...

  • #17 Chimney Rock View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #18 Bradshaw Mountains View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  A full day
    •  70 miles
    •  Guide

    This drive passes through historic mining country dating back over 140 years. Drivers enjoy a beautiful mountain drive and many important obvious ...

  • #19 Smiley Rock View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Jerome, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  4 hours or more
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    Features: Allow plenty of time to see historic Jerome. The town is a major tourist attraction offering an array of quaint gift shops, art galleries, ...

  • #20 Bloody Basin Road View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    New River, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours
    •  24.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This easygoing trail passes through some spectacular, remote scenery east of the Agua Fria River as well as in the Agua Fria National Monument. ...