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Best Places to ride ATVs: Arizona Edition


Picture of a desert road in Arizona.
Awesome Places to Ride in Arizona

1. Boulders OHV Area

Boulder OHV is just north of Phoenix off of RT 74. 100 miles of trails wind around cactus, desert hills, and old windmills. There is a fenced in peewee area for young riders. Most trails rate from easy to moderate so newer riders should have no issue riding here. Seeing as this is Arizona the BLM recommends riding between October and May. Learn more here.


2. Cinder Hills OHV Area

North of Flagstaff by Sunset Crater Volcano is the Cinder Hills OHV. There are over 13,000 rideable acres. Some of the areas have been restricted to trail access only but there is plenty of space for freeriding too. While you're there make sure to try ‘100 dollar bill’ a very hard 900-foot hill climb.

Visit the website to learn more.


3. Florence Coke Ovens

East of Phoenix is the Florence Coke Oven. The trail rides through a box canyon with a creek that tends to flood during rainy seasons. There are abandoned mine shafts and the famous Martinez Cabin just a short walk off the trail. The coke ovens themselves are on private property.


4. Hot Well Dunes

North of Bowie off of Rt. 10 is the Hot Well Dunes. Hot Well has over 2000 acres of ridable dune and dirt hills. On-site is a well that produces 250 gallons of hot water every minute, giving Hot Well Dunes its name. There are soaking tubs built there so you can clean yourself off after riding and there is camping nearby. Visit the Bureau of Land Management to learn more.

5. MC Motorsports Park

Just outside Tuscon by the Pima county fairgrounds and directly across the street from the Tucson Speedway is MC Motorsports Park. There are several tracks built for ATVs and MX. This is mainly an MX park but quads are allowed at certain times. Click here to learn more.


6. Redington Pass

East of Tucson and Tanque Verde is Redington Rd. Redington Road winds up and over a pass between the Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains. There are switchbacks on the climb up the grasslands to the view of the Saguaro National Monument.

Learn more about Redington here.

7. Standard Wash

Standard Wash is south of Lake Havasu City. There's an easy loop for beginners and more challenging trails for the more experienced riders. Standard Wash has free camping nearby. Visit the website to learn more.


8. Table Mesa Recreation Area

Forty miles north of Phoenix is Table Mesa Recreation Area. There are 55 miles of trail through the desert scrub. There are also two training loops for newer riders.

Here is the website with more information.

9. Wildcat Pass

Just outside Scottsdale, AZ is Wildcat pass. This trail system has 33,500 acres and more than 100 miles of routes.

For most of these trails, I would recommend the DRR EV Adventure. A 50-mile battery and top speeds of up to 40 mph can get you out in Arizona’s best trails. You can explore the beauty of Arizona whether it be in the desert, desert hills, or the occasional forest. You can enjoy nature without disturbing it.


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