New River

A stunning drive through Sonoran Desert and into Tonto National Forest.

Total Miles
18.9

Elevation

1308.19 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring/Fall

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Trail Overview

You will need to obtain a State Trust Land permit to travel west of the forest boundary. With this permit, you can camp and drive unlicensed ATVs, UTVs and dirtbikes.

Difficulty

Moderate: Steep rocky climbs and rutted, washed-out conditions. River is often dry, but can be deep after heavy rains. Most of the trail is easy.

Technical Rating

4

Access Description

Get off Interstate 17 at Table Mesa Road, Exit 236, and head east on wide dirt road.