Pyeatt Draw

The first 1.3 miles of this trail follows a rugged wash bottom and is the most challenging section.

Total Miles
4.5
Plan with onX Offroad

Elevation
1750.93

Duration
4

Technical Rating
8/10

Best Time
Spring/Summer/Fall

Trail Overview

You can opt out of the most difficult section of this trail by taking the forest road the winds along the wash. An obstacle called "The Filter" causes many drivers to exit at that point. ATVs and UTVs may have a hard time in the wash, but unlicensed vehicles are permitted.

Difficulty

Difficult: Wash bottom is a mix of loose and solid rock with ledges up to 2-ft. high. Tires are often forced against sharp rock edges leading to sidewall cuts. Make sure to carry a spare. Standing water in places increases difficulty. 'The Filter' obstacle is primarily for rock buggies, but some vehicles with huge tires can get up by winching. Breakdowns and body damage are likely on this obstacle.

Access Description

From the intersection of Hwys. 87 and 260 in Payson, drive north 1.9 miles on 87 and turn right on Houston-Mesa Road (gas station on this corner). Follow this paved road northeast 4.9 miles and turn right on Pyeatt Draw Road, F.S. 198. Continue on dirt road northeast 4.5 miles to unmarked rocky wash on right.

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