Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Aguila

Old Alamo Road

This trail runs from Highway 93 all the way to the shores of beautiful Alamo Lake. There are plenty of dispersed camping spots on either end and if you prefer a more established campground, those…
Total Miles
31.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Harquahala Peak

This trail is a BLM National Byway. It will take you to the top of Harquahala Peak at 5,681 feet. There is a nice parking area with picnic tables at the top, so bring a…
Total Miles
9.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa

Nose Dive

This route takes you from the base of Harquahala Peak to the town of Wenden AZ. There is some fun scenery, lots of quick paced desert trail, and then past a few farm fields on…
Total Miles
24.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Belmont Mountain

Watch for open mine shafts on this scenic mountain road. The view from above is phenomenal. There is an optional route to the east that is narrow and fun for ATVs and UTVs.
Total Miles
12.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

Another Powerline Road

This power line run is a nice parallel rip along the highway. It's a great way to limit one's time on the highway and cut across. There are some hills and a few rocky sections,…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

New Alamo Road

So many Alamo roads. This one is labeled as new, even though it's still dirt and full of washboard except for some sections where it crosses the washes. The wash crossings sand can be pretty…
Total Miles
8.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Lower Scenic Loop Road

This is the eastern section leading from town out to the network of trails in the area. It begins in a residential area then progresses to the wild all the while remaining graded washboard and…
Total Miles
4.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

LOOK! a Ridgeline

This short little run takes the driver across the desert floor over some shallow washouts and powdery silt sections. There are burro trails leading off into the wilderness and plenty of sharp desert trees and…
Total Miles
1.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Three Rivers

This trail is an easy, graded, wide, two-lane dirt trail with plenty of washboard that ends a sandy wash. The wash is the access point to the Arrastra Mountain Wilderness and may have water in…
Total Miles
4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

The Rincon Cutover

This trail cuts from the residential area over to the scenic loop. The base of the trail has a few cleared spots for staging and or dispersed camping with a fire ring. Be aware of…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Easy Graded Trail to the Wayside RV Resort

The easy way to the Wayside RV Resort. The trail isn't maintained often but even when it's bad it's still over two lanes wide and can get quite washboarded. This trail is a direct route…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Box Canyon at Hassayampa River

This trail will take you along the Hassayampa River. Often, the river is dry or shallow. There are some great shady spots provided by beautiful redrock walls. You can get off the trail on Rincon…
Total Miles
3.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Black Hills, Box Canyon and Beyond

This mostly graded trail ends at Hassayampa River on one end and the other at the transition to the more difficult section of the Scenic Loop. In winter and rodeo season there will be lots…
Total Miles
5.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

Hillbilly

This trail winds through the Little Harquahala Mountains, starting from I-10, and ending near the town of Vicksburg on Hwy 60. It was given its name because of the hills and valleys you go up…
Total Miles
28.8
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Donna's Overlook

This trail starts off of I-10, continuing through the desert to someone pretty fun climb that gets you on top of a ridge where you work your way around to Donna's Overlook. There are three…
Total Miles
22.5
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Eastern Gasline - Courthouse Rock Access

This access route follows along the Gasline road. Just be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the deep washouts hiding in the shadows as you cross the washes. Plenty of side trails offer ample…
Total Miles
11.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

51st North

This trail could easily be considered the smoothest road out here. Its sandy surface and regular grading make for an easy shot across the desert. At least for a section of it. There's an old…
Total Miles
6.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Hassayampa River

The Hassayampa River trail is a wide sandy wash. Great for playing around in the sand, with a lot of smaller shorter trails to explore. You will need an Arizona State Trust Land recreational permit,…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

AT&T Frontage Cutover

The perfect route to get back into the desert. This mostly wide, somewhat graded trail leads from the I-10 freeway back into BLM land. It begins as a washboard with plenty of room to pass…
Total Miles
6.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Burro Creek West

This sandy rip starts by Highway 93 with tons of dispersed camping spots amongst the awesome rock formations. There are power lines and funky old buildings with Graffiti on private property. The map names this…
Total Miles
3.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Castle Hot Springs Road

Castle Hot Springs is a natural hot spring that has had a series of resorts, several of which have burned. It is now privately owned and overseen by caretakers. Not open to the public.As of…
Total Miles
33.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Buckhorn Road in the Bradshaw Mountains

Buckhorn Road connects many trails in the Bradshaw Mountains. It is a groomed dirt road with easy riding. The views are amazing as you come west down the mountain facing Wickenburg, AZ. Easliy down in…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Ox Wash Singletrack

This is an entertaining beginner singletrack. This track winds through the desert with some great views and unique cacti to see. There is one hill that is a bit loose with a washout that can…
Total Miles
14.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Sp / Fa

Corral to Corral Cutover

This primarily sandy cutover passes between the mountains and runs from one corral to the next. It's narrow with plenty of tight Mesquite trees just dying to add some Arizona pinstripes to your paint job.…
Total Miles
7.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

AZPT Hovatter to Vicksburg Road

This connector trail leads from the Arizona Peace Trail across the desert toward Vicksburg Rd. There are a few options to refuel and restock at the truck stops. The eastern section of the trail is…
Total Miles
6.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Gas-line Scratcher

This alternate to the AZPT section may be a more direct route, but it's not more traveled. There are narrow sections with angry Mesquite Trees that will inflict paint damage or clothing damage regardless of…
Total Miles
6.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

Buckhorn Wash Trail

Buckhorn Wash Trail connects Castle Creek Road (Wash) to Bradshaw Mountain Trail, then to Constellation Road (Wickenburg, AZ) Which then offers two choices. Going north leads to the North end of the Box Canyon Hassayampa…
Total Miles
9.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Agua Caliente Road

Loop the Gila Bend Mountains while visiting the Gillespie Dam and Bridge plus Sundad Ghost Town.Start this run in Gila Bend then go north up the Gila River Valley on historic US Route 80, which…
Total Miles
83.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

AZPT Deep Sand Bypass

This route is a great option to bypass the very deep sandy section of the Arizona Peace Trail. That section would be challenging with a heavy Moto or aired-up stock vehicle. This bypass also offers…
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Swansea Townsite

Take this desert drive off the beaten path to visit Swansea Townsite, an historic town with some really unique ruins. ATVs and UTVs will love all of the side roads available along this route.
Total Miles
37.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp