Bulldog Canyon

Its scenery and proximity to Phoenix, Mesa and Apache Junction make this a popular trail.

Total Miles


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3 Hours
Technical Rating
4 / 10
Best Time
Spring - Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Bulldog Canyon
This trail is open to unlicensed vehicles, but be sure to stay on the designated routes. Off-trail riding has put this route in threat of closure. Bulldog Canyon has been maintained, but it is difficult to anticipate the shape of of it due to erosion. You will need a special, free permit to access this trail. The permit will contain a combination to unlock the gates. Camping is available in a few areas along the way.
Getting There
This trail has five entrances, all with locked gates. We choose to enter via the Blue Point Entrance off Bush Highway, located 1.7 miles east of Usury Pass Road.
Contact for Current Conditions
Mesa Ranger District
5140 E Ingram St, Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 610-3300