Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Quartzsite

Granite Mountain Loop

This 6.75-mile trail loops around Granite Mountain, which is just south of Quartzsite. It takes you right by Joseph Cone's Stone Cabin. The track is on BLM public lands. The wildlife possibilities include bighorn sheep,…
Total Miles
6.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Rockin' Ram Trail - Southern Section

This trail, combined with the Rockin' Ram Trail - Northern Section, will take you round-trip from Quartzsite to Brenda and back, all on dirt.From Brenda, AZ, take the Spur Loop to Brenda trail west until…
Total Miles
19.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Sunkist

This 7-mile trail across the desert on the east side of Quartzsite is one of the main trails to go north or south to other trails. It is dusty and very rough in places, but…
Total Miles
6.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Saddle Mountain Loop

Saddle Mountain is a BLM area near Tonopah, AZ. It's a scenic trail that has many dispersed camping opportunities. The trail loops completely around Saddle Mountain. There's a hiking trail leaving from this trail to…
Total Miles
12.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Tougher Pipeline

This simple and easy trail gives you access to Quartzsite trails. Always download your maps and come prepared. Trails leading from this trail vary in difficulty. You will find many mine sites, obstacle courses, and…
Total Miles
8.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Painted Mountains

This track takes you north out of Quartzsite, AZ, across the desert to the amazing Painted Mountains and canyons surrounding Mesquite Mountain. You will be on the reservation of the Colorado River Indian Tribe (CRIT)…
Total Miles
45.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Sunkist Spur 1

Just under 4 miles, Sunkist Spur #1 connects Sunkist to West End Preacher Pass Trail. It takes you close to the mountains as you move east away from Quartzsite. In the AZ desert, always be…
Total Miles
3.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Ehrenberg to Diablo Pass

This track crosses the Colorado River Indian Tribe Lands, so YOU NEED a CRIT sticker before riding this trail. You will travel from Ehrenberg, at the Colorado River, to Diablo Pass, going through the Plomosa…
Total Miles
12.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

KOFA Pipeline

This relatively easy trail spans the northernmost area of KOFA National wildlife refuge and provides access to camping near Crystal Hill, Burrow Canyon, KOFA Cabin, Hoodoo Wash, and Red Rock Pass. Along the way, you'll…
Total Miles
26.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

West End Preacher Pass

This western section leads to the main preacher pass trail or splits to take you north back to the Main Arizona Peace Trail. There are some sandy and sharp rocks sections, but it's generally quite…
Total Miles
4.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Dripping Springs

This is a fun desert drive east of Quartzsite. This area offers a good number of side roads to add to your adventure. You'll end at Dripping Springs where you'll get to see some old…
Total Miles
5.3
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

Tougher Pipeline to Ehrenberg Sandbowl

Looking for a way to get from Quartzsite to the Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV area? This trail connects Tougher Pipeline to the Sandbowl. From Quartzsite, you can take Oh Snap Spurs, Saddle Mountain Loop, or Granite…
Total Miles
12.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Plomosa Mountains

This is a really fun and easy adventure. There are sand dunes, washes and a single rocky section that gives just a bit of a challenge. Its a great area for ATVs and UTVs with…
Total Miles
12.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

WWII Woman's Flight Marker Spur Trail for AZPT

This is a spur trail from the AZPT to the WWII Woman's Flight Marker. It's a mostly easy trail with some washouts. This trail takes you to the fence that surrounds the markers, and you…
Total Miles
1.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Trail 0077C

Trail 0077C is a connecting route from off of Plomosa Road. This super short trail has one steep little hill to navigate over. There are some loose rocks on one side, depending on if you're…
Total Miles
0.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Trail 0079

Trail 0079 is a connecting route from off of Plomosa Road. This one-mile trail is predominantly easy and wide open, with networks to several other trails in the area. There are a couple of sandy…
Total Miles
1.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Plomosa Mountains Cut Across

This 7.5-mile trail takes you from the Southern Cross Mine Trail to Plomosa Mountains Trail by going along the east side of the Plomosa Mountains. The views of the valley are beautiful. In the AZ…
Total Miles
7.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Burro Canyon

Burro Canyon is an easy but beautiful out and back trail that leads into the heart of the KOFA National Wildlife Refuge. Early on in your southbound trek, you'll encounter washes, cacti, and large-scale views…
Total Miles
12
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

Four Peaks to Plomosa Road

This 3-mile trail provides an alternate route to get from the Four Peaks area back to Plomosa Road. It will provide different scenery and a slightly different view from the other trails in this area…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

King Road to Pipeline

This lengthy route skirts the KOFA National Wildlife Refuge's eastern region and can easily be combined with other local trails like Hoodoo Wash or KOFA Pipeline. Overall the terrain isn't too technical, and the scenery…
Total Miles
50.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

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

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

Cienega Springs to Shea

This 9-mile (each way) trail connects Cienega Springs Road and the Back Way to Desert Bar Trail with Shea Road and the Swansea Townsite Trail. You skirt along the edge of the Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness…
Total Miles
8.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Osborne Wash

This 3.7-mile track, which goes through the Osborne Wash for part of the trail, provides a cut-across trail to get back into Parker or get out to the Swansea Townsite Trail, without having to go…
Total Miles
3.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Gibraltar Mountain Wanderings

This 4-mile RT trail uses Trail Hs360 to get a little further into the Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness. This wilderness area is BLM land, and the wildlife possibilities include bighorn sheep, wild donkeys, burros, wild horses,…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Bradshaw's Trail

Bradshaw's Trail is roughly a 70-mile-long trail stretching from Blythe, CA, to the eastern side of the Salton Sea. The trail runs east to west although it can be traveled from either end, and goes…
Total Miles
66.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

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

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