Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Salome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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