Off-Road Driving (4x4)

Four Peaks

Northeast of Phoenix (Tonto National Forest)

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: lots of parking areas along Four Peaks Wilderness Area

Time: 3-4 hours in a 4x4 vehicle, less in ATV/UTV/dirt bike (out & back)

Tip: recommend going over the mountain over to Roosevelt Lake for a swim. Adds about an hour of riding time.

52.6

4478

Easy

Apache Trail

East Mesa

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "AZ-88" turns into Apache Trail Rd.

Time: 1.5 hours (one-way)

Tip: fun to stop in Youngstown & Tortilla Flats

42

2200

Easy

Martinez Cabin

Superior/Florence

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: E Cottonwood Canyon - dirt road off AZ-79 that leads to the trailhead.

Time: 6-7 hours in a 4x4 vehicle, less on ATV/UTV/dirt bike.

52

5564

Moderate

Montana Mountain Loop

East Mesa/Superior

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "Hewitt Station Road" - Forest Service Road 357.

Time: 4-5 hours in a 4x4 vehicle, less on ATV/UTV/dirt bike.

43.8

5314

Moderate

Box Canyon

Superior/Florence

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "E Cottonwood Canyon Rd" - dirt road off AZ-79 that leads to the trailhead.

Time: 2-3 hours (one-way).

44.4

1181

Easy

Backway to Crown King

North Phoenix/Black Canyon

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: (33°56'16.8"N 112°19'34.0"W) - park anywhere along Cow Creek rd.

Time: 4-5 hours in 4x4 vehicle, less in ATV/UTV/dirt bike (out & back).

Tip: there is a small market and gas station in the town of Crown King.

52.6

6118

Hard

Bloody Basin

North Phoenix/Black Canyon

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "Pine Mountain Wilderness" - just an intersection but limited parking around trailhead that rarely fills up.

Time: 2 hours (one-way).

60

4028

Easy

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