Beginner Offroad Trails Near Flagstaff

Elden Mountain, Schultz Pass

This area is in recovery from fire damage, so it is less scenic on the north side. You'll get some great views of Flagstaff once you reach the top of Eiden Mountain. This trail is…
Total Miles
18.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Edge of the World

Edge of the World (FS RD 231) is a wonderfully scenic, and easy, a route traversing through AZ State Trust land and Coconino National Forest leaving Flagstaff and heading South toward the East Pocket Lookout.…
Total Miles
24.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

00518 Road

This road is not winter maintained. No camping along this road and no campfires are allowed. There are a few cool views, and it gives you access to other activities, such as other roads and…
Total Miles
6.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

00237 Road

This road does have rough rocky patches, but nothing too crazy. There is a water crossing when it's raining or during winter thaw. Not suited for low clearance vehicles. Typically unmaintained in winter. There is…
Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Wing Mountain Road

Road is not winter maintained, and during the winter is used for snow activities such as snowmobile. This road does have spotty cell phone service and has access to other roads around it. There is…
Total Miles
6.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Howard Trail #245

Not suited for low clearance vehicles. This road is rough and has a few small sections of rocks to crawl. It is a bumpy, slow-moving trail and it will get extremely muddy when wet. The…
Total Miles
4.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

00296 Road

This road will become a muddy mess when wet, a few sections of the road are slightly rutted out. There is spotty cell phone service on this road. Possible camp spots. You will find a…
Total Miles
2.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

00132d Road

Really cool white dirt in some sections that does turn into a horrible white dust cloud when it's dry out. The road has spotty cell phone service in sections. Not winter maintained. Offers access to…
Total Miles
2.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Marshall Lake Road

This road/trail starts out easy on black top, then chip n seal, then washboard red dusty dirt. From there, it gets rocky, and is slow. There are all kinds of offshoots and camps along the…
Total Miles
13.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Heart Prairie

This is a continuation of the White Horse Trail. It is pretty easy, and you will only find it to be a Forest Service road with washboard, some exposed rock, and the occasional root from…
Total Miles
7.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Wind Mountain Trail #410

During the winter this road is used for snow activities, such as snowmobile. This road does have spotty cell phone service and has access to other roads around it. There is no camping or campfires…
Total Miles
4.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Choppy Waters

This scenic point-to-point loop trail meanders through the beautiful pines and meadows of the Coconino National Forest. Although there are some short sections of smooth dirt, the majority of this trail is covered in loose…
Total Miles
13.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su

Lockett Meadow Trail

This is a simple Forest Service road but has great views and camp sites scattered around as well. The road is a sandy but with the washboard effect! If possible, air down, ride the trail…
Total Miles
5.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Fry Park

This road is not maintained in the winter. It is easy, two-car width with plenty of pull-offs. There are multiple camp spots, for big or small groups. It can be a busy area on the…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

09487x Road

Not suited for low clearance vehicles, this road is rough and has a few small sections of rocks to crawl; it's a bumpy slow-moving trail. The road has spotty cell phone service in sections and…
Total Miles
1.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Ritter Road (Newman Park)

Easy, but beautiful, forest road through the Ponderosa pines of the Coconino National Forest west of Munds Park, AZ. Along this route, you will find many dispersed campsites and access to other 4x4 trails in…
Total Miles
7.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

9001L Road

This road is not winter maintained. When it's wet out this will become a muddy mess. There and some rock obstacles, but nothing too crazy. Multiple camp spots and beautiful views! This road is not…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Fern Man Road

This road is not winter maintained and will become muddy when wet. There are some beautiful white trees along this route. It does end at private property, so please be mindful! This road does offer…
Total Miles
2.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

9008L Road

This road is not winter maintained and will become a muddy mess when wet. A few sections of the road are slightly rutted out. There is spotty cell phone service and camp spots. It also…
Total Miles
3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

White Horse Trail

This is one of the offshoots of the Locket Meadow Trail. It's mostly a Forest Service road, but it does become narrow in some places. It climbs up and then descends back down. The terrain…
Total Miles
10.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Lava River Cave Road

This road is very short but offers access to hiking, camp spots, and plenty of other roads. The road also leads back to Highway 180. Typically unmaintained in winter. It's a gravel road with little…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Backward Tank

This is an easy, two-car width road with plenty of pull-offs. Not maintained in the winter. Along this route, you will find multiple camp spots, for both big and small groups, and beautiful open meadow…
Total Miles
3.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Graffiti Tunnel Loop

Scenic loop under the Ponderosa pines of the Coconino National Forest near Munds Park, AZ. The route starts off on a mostly dirt trail with some erosion and ruts of varying depth. As you venture…
Total Miles
10.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Compression Station Road

Can be difficult when wet, the road becomes extremely muddy, and there is a possibility of getting stuck even with 4WD. Has spotty cell phone service throughout the area. There are a few camp spots…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Road 9004M

This road is not winter maintained and can be very muddy when wet. Most of the road is flat; there is spotty cell phone service and camp spots along the way. Lots of big beautiful…
Total Miles
4.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Burned Road

This area has been recently burned by a fire. There are camp spots, but I would proceed with caution as some of the road is rutted, and will become very muddy when wet. Please be…
Total Miles
3.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Thomas Point Trail

Thomas Point Trail is a fun, rocky out-and-back trail near Munds Park, AZ. The trail is mostly dirt with plenty of buried and loose rock to navigate as you roll through the Ponderosa pines in…
Total Miles
2.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Crowley Road

This is a short road off Highway 180 and is a quick way off the freeway to get to Lava River Cave. There is a gate, so this road may be closed at any time,…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Blue Tree Road

Access to hiking, horseback riding, biking, and snow activities. This is a beautiful big open area with amazing views of open grasslands to mountains towering over you. You'll find plenty of roads and things to…
Total Miles
3.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Thomas Point Connector

This scenic connector trail is found under the pines of the Coconino National Forest west of Munds Park, AZ. The trail is a mix of rutted dirt and both loose and buried rock, making for…
Total Miles
0.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa