Rolls OHV Area, East Side

Total Miles
17.6

Elevation

829.82 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This route is really fun and challenging in some portions. Finding the route can be confusing in some spots. Saguaro Lake is a nice place to bring a lunch. There are two coves to visit, one has a beautful rocky shoreline, and the other is a sandy beach.

Photos of Rolls OHV Area, East Side

Rolls OHV Area, East Side
Rolls OHV Area, East Side
Rolls OHV Area, East Side

Difficulty

Moderate: We couldn't quite bring ourselves to rate this trail difficult, but it comes close. Future erosion of steep hills could take it to that level, so be careful. Stock 4-wheel-drive SUVs should have very high clearance and good articulation and/or lockers.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Luis Gomez
Apr 11, 2024
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Third time attempting to reach the Saguaro Coves (1 and 2) lead vehicle 3" lift, 4x4 with lockers, full skids, 33s, second vehicle stock Frontier. The trail is beautiful, a few dicey sections worth stopping to check out. One hill in particular about 70% of the route to the lake had a very steep incline, rear wheels went up when off camber. There is a bypass, hard to see at first. about 98% to the water's edge there is this mini rock waterfall area that's juuuust technical enough to cause damage if not careful. Made a decision not to try it in the stock height car. Incredibly bummed that the hardest feature was at the end of the trail, right before the lake. Very ghetto, 0/10 trail, would not recommend.
James Kazen
Feb 24, 2024
2023 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
There are a few spot’s that took time to figure out how to maneuver and bottom out on both jeeps. One jeep is stock and the other is lifted 2.5” with 35’s. Both had same issues. Big boulders at the end of trail before the lake. Unable to get past.
Shayne Navarro
Nov 25, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Bryce Adams
Oct 28, 2023
2019 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Dusty

Access Description

From east side of Phoenix, take Highway 87 north. Just before mile marker 204, turn right on Forest Road 143. Drive east 0.8 miles to staging area on right. Staging area can get quite crowded on weekends.

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