ATV and OHV Trails – Places to Ride
It seems to be getting harder and harder to find good spot in Arizona that is a great place to ride ATVs, quads, dirt bikes and OHVs. Area users, who prefer to ride ATVs or dirt bikes, find this area a very technically challenging area that is not congested like many off-road trails and parks in Arizona.
The Gold Bar Ranch, “where the west stays wild,” is that vast region of Arizona west of the Hassayampa River. Much of this remote and largely unsettled area is traversed by more than 5,000 miles of dirt roads. Road conditions range from well-maintained graded roads, to high clearance two-tracks, to challenging routes that require 4-wheel drive vehicles. No services are available in this largely back country area, so be prepared (bring plenty of gas).
Motorized vehicles are generally limited to existing routes, with wilderness areas closed and National Monuments limited to designated routes. Watch for signs in these areas. High Desert to Ponderosa Pine Forest. Generally all seasons, however, avoid use in wet weather.