Sand Wash #527

Total Miles


1,251.58 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The Sand Wash Trail is an easy sand wash for the entire 4.5 miles. The wash has small loose bits of gravel in the wash but no big rocks. It's easy to ride, with the harder parts being some tighter curves and sections of deeper sand. However, the wash has lots of unmarked splits, so following a GPS track is helpful to stay in the correct wash. The east beginning of the trail leaves the staging area through a pinch point and then goes through a cross-country area that has lots of unmarked trail crossings that can be confusing, but the Sand Wash Trail just stays in the wash the whole time. It's really wide in the beginning, but the west end narrows up. It has a short climb out of the wash at the end that is steady, but rocky, and it ends on Forest Service Road 361.


This is an easy ATV trail that stays in a sandy wash the whole time with no obstacles.

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Access Description

The Hayfield Draw OHV area near Camp Verde, Arizona, accesses 80 acres of motorized cross-country areas and trails for dirt bikes and ATVs of 50 inches or less in the Prescott National Forest. The area is open seasonally from September 1 to May 31 since it is too hot to ride during the summer. There are about 8 ATV trails accessed from this staging area of easy to intermediate difficulty, and you can connect to the Copper Canyon OHV area by taking the Camp Verde trail 11 miles south, but the Copper Canyon trails are much more rocky and difficult. The Hayfield Draw staging area has restrooms, shaded picnic tables, and garbage service. It is day-use only and costs $5 per vehicle, except it is free on Wednesdays.

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