Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Yuma, Arizona

El Camino Del Diablo, West Side

This rugged drive is located in the Barry M. Goldwater Range West. There are many side roads to take, and a great trail for ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes. All vehicles must be street legal…
Total Miles
33.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi

US 95 to Muggins Mountain Trails access Route

This is an easy access route from US 95 to the 3 Muggins Mountain Trails: Muggins Mountain West, Muggins Mountain Mid West, and Muggins Mountain East. This trek, if not previously mapped out, can be…
Total Miles
14.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

AZPT Mittry Lake Leg

This is a super easy graded washboard section of the Arizona Peace Trail. There are plenty of dispersed camping spots all along the trail and lakeside. Be sure to keep an eye out for "Day…
Total Miles
7.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Wellton, AZ to Muggins Mountain Trails access route

This is an easy access route from Wellton, AZ to the 3 Muggins Mountain Trails: Muggins Mountain West, Muggins Mountain Mid West, and Muggins Mountain East. This trek, if not previously mapped out, can be…
Total Miles
22.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Picacho State Park Trail

Picacho State Park Road is easy get to and is mainly loose gravel and washes. It is a two-lane at first then turns into a one-lane. The southern part starts out wide, then gets narrow…
Total Miles
14
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

El Camino Diablo Cutover

This is an easy trail with military equipment to view that is used for target practice for jets. Nice camping spots and very scenic with mountains, cactus and ocotillo. 4x4 is recommended for the tougher…
Total Miles
58.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Muggins Mountain Red Bluff East

Gorgeous desert scenery varies from sandy washes and dry creekbeds to rocky cliffs and low hills. Expect to see various desert fauna including snakes, horned toads, and lizards. Flora includes many species of cacti and…
Total Miles
9.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Arrastia Wash Trail

This wash is full of prospector fun. It is loose river gravel with a few sand areas. 4WD is recommended. There are many things to do and see. It's an out-and-back, single-lane road with little…
Total Miles
1.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Red Cloud Mine

Easy ride out and back, but a bit bumpy at times. The trail partially goes through Yuma Proving Grounds, follow signs and leave unexplored ammunition alone. 4WD is preferred, but not absolutely necessary if you…
Total Miles
13.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Muggins Mountain East Red Bluff

This is a short scenic out-and-back spur (you come out the same way you go in) that leads to a rock-collecting spot that is popular with locals. On the way out and back there is…
Total Miles
4.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

El Camino Del Diablo, East Side

This is an amazing adventure with a ton of history. You'll pass through Organ Pipe Cactus NM, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Goldwater Range. If you have a full day, you can also see…
Total Miles
86.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi

Big Eye Mine

This is a fairly easy trail to negotiate with many interesting sights along the way, most bringing back memories of days long past. This is not a loop trail - you will have to come…
Total Miles
5.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canyon de Guadalupe High Road

When this road through the lake bed is wet and muddy, this is the safe route to access the Canyon de Guadalupe Hot Springs. It is long and bumpy, so it's wise to air down…
Total Miles
32.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / 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

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

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

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

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