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Red Rock

State Park - Arizona

Red Rock State Park is a 286 acre nature preserve and environmental education center with stunning scenery. Trails throughout the park wind through manzanita and juniper to reach the rich banks of Oak Creek. Green meadows are framed by native vegetation and hills of red rock. The creek meanders through the park, creating a diverse riparian habitat abounding with plants and wildlife. This riparian habitat provides the setting and the opportunity for the park to offer a focus on environmental education. Red Rock offers a variety of special programs for school groups and private groups. There are a number of daily and weekly park events. The park offers a visitors center, classroom, theater, park store, ramada and hiking trails.

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Recreation Map of Red Rock Ranger District in Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Red Rock - Recreation Map

Recreation Map of Red Rock Ranger District in Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Four Wheel Drive and Off-Highway Vehicle Routes around Sedona in Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Sedona - OHV Trails

Four Wheel Drive and Off-Highway Vehicle Routes around Sedona in Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Map of Sedona Route 1 OHV trail (Off-Highway Vehicle) with stops at the Honaki Ruins, Robber’s Roost and an exciting trip down the powerline route in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Sedona - OHV Route 1

Map of Sedona Route 1 OHV trail (Off-Highway Vehicle) with stops at the Honaki Ruins, Robber’s Roost and an exciting trip down the powerline route in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Map of Sedona Route 2 OHV trail (Off-Highway Vehicle) with stops at Van Deren Cabin, Devils Bridge and the Honaki Ruins in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Sedona - OHV Route 2

Map of Sedona Route 2 OHV trail (Off-Highway Vehicle) with stops at Van Deren Cabin, Devils Bridge and the Honaki Ruins in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Map of Sedona Show me Ride Route 3 OHV trail (Off-Highway Vehicle) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Sedona - OHV Route 3

Map of Sedona Show me Ride Route 3 OHV trail (Off-Highway Vehicle) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Map of Sedona Show me Ride Route 4 OHV trail (Off-Highway Vehicle) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Sedona - OHV Route 4

Map of Sedona Show me Ride Route 4 OHV trail (Off-Highway Vehicle) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Map of the Cherry Show Me Ride Off-Highway Vehicle Route (OHV) near Jerome in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Show Me Ride OHV - Cherry

Map of the Cherry Show Me Ride Off-Highway Vehicle Route (OHV) near Jerome in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Visitor Map of Prescott National Forest (NF) in Airzona. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).Prescott - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Prescott National Forest (NF) in Airzona. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).

Area Overview Map of Montezuma Castle National Monument (NM) Arizona and Tuzigoot National Monument (NM) in Arizona. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Montezuma Castle - Area Overview

Area Overview Map of Montezuma Castle National Monument (NM) Arizona and Tuzigoot National Monument (NM) in Arizona. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for Winter travel in Coconino National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Coconino MVUM - Winter 2017

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for Winter travel in Coconino National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the South Half of Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Coconino MVUM - South 2023

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the South Half of Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Yavapai County Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).AZ Surface Management Responsibility - Yavapai County

Yavapai County Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Coconino County Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).AZ Surface Management Responsibility - Coconino County

Coconino County Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Statewide Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).AZ Surface Management Responsibility - Arizona State

Statewide Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map of Recreation and Historic Sites on Federal, State and Tribal Land in Arizona. Published by visitarizona.com.Arizona State - Arizona Tourism Map

Map of Recreation and Historic Sites on Federal, State and Tribal Land in Arizona. Published by visitarizona.com.

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Recreation Guide of Red Rock Ranger District in Coconino National Forest in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Red Rock - Ranger District Guide

Recreation Guide of Red Rock Ranger District in Coconino National Forest in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Recreation Guide of Red Rock Ranger District in Coconino National Forest in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Red Rock - Ranger District Guide

Recreation Guide of Red Rock Ranger District in Coconino National Forest in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Brochure and Map of Red Rock State Park (SP) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Red Rock - Brochure and Map

Brochure and Map of Red Rock State Park (SP) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Guide. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Arizona OHV - OHV Guide

Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Guide. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Locator Map with Phone Numbers of Motorized Vehicle Use Sites Throughout Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Arizona OHV - Where to Ride

Locator Map with Phone Numbers of Motorized Vehicle Use Sites Throughout Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Brochure and Map of Arizona State Parks and Trails. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Arizona State Parks - State Parks and Trails

Brochure and Map of Arizona State Parks and Trails. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Red Rock SP https://azstateparks.com/red-rock https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Rock_State_Park Red Rock State Park is a 286 acre nature preserve and environmental education center with stunning scenery. Trails throughout the park wind through manzanita and juniper to reach the rich banks of Oak Creek. Green meadows are framed by native vegetation and hills of red rock. The creek meanders through the park, creating a diverse riparian habitat abounding with plants and wildlife. This riparian habitat provides the setting and the opportunity for the park to offer a focus on environmental education. Red Rock offers a variety of special programs for school groups and private groups. There are a number of daily and weekly park events. The park offers a visitors center, classroom, theater, park store, ramada and hiking trails.
United States Department of Agriculture Coconino National Forest RED ROCK RANGER DISTRICT Recreation Guide Pictured: Cathedral Rock Visitor Centers ARE YOU PREPARED? Welcome to the Red Rocks! Visitor Centers help you get accurate local information to make the most of your visit. The locations listed below provide: restrooms, recreation and travel information, guidebooks, gifts, map sales, and Federal Recreation Pass information and sales (limited per location). Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center 8375 State Route 179 Phone: (928) 282-4119 and 203-2900. Open daily 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tell someone where and when you are going, and carry the following items with you when you venture out on the trail: Water: At least one gallon per person, per day. Food: Salty snacks. Eat twice as much as normal. First Aid Kit. Flashlight or Headlamp: Extra batteries. Map and Compass. Appropriate Clothing: Extra layer, rain jacket, hiking shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Whistle and Signal Mirror: For emergencies. Knife or Multi-tool. Cell Phone: Call 911 if injured and stay in place until help arrives. Be aware that service can be unreliable. Forest Service Southwestern Region Coconino National Forest Oak Creek Vista Viewpoint North on State Route 89A, just past Milepost 390. Open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (seasonal). Oak Creek Visitor Center (Indian Gardens) North on State Route 89A at Milepost 378.2. Phone: (928) 203-0624. Open daily 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (seasonal). Sedona Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center 331 Forest Road, Sedona, 86336 Phone: (928) 282-7722. Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily and Weekly Red Rock Passes may be purchased at local stores, hotels and all required locations using the kiosk and a credit card. See page 3 for more information on passes. Publication No. RG-R3-04-06 Revised March 2020 www.fs.usda.gov/coconino NATIONAL FOREST RECREATION FEE AREA REMEMBER AS YOU EXPLORE... Do I Need a Pass? If you leave your car unattended while recreating at one of the fee sites shown on the map below, you must display a valid recreation pass on your vehicle dashboard or rearview mirror. What is the Money Used For? It’s used right here to maintain trails and toilets, TO staff visitor centers, enforce laws that protect Recreation Fee Area FLAGSTAFF the area, and inform visitors. MILES NORTH The Southwest sun can be INTENSE. Weather Changes quickly and unexpectedly. Be prepared for extreme heat or cold, high winds, and sudden storms all in the same day. Leave What You Find Plants, rocks, artifacts, insects, and animals should be left where you found them so that others can enjoy the discovery as well. Also, please do not stack rocks. 0 Respect Wildlife Keep your pets on a leash, and observe any wildlife from a distance. Never feed wild animals or throw rocks or other objects at them. 2 1 3 4 Oak Creek Vista Visitor Center 5 Recreational fee site / Pass required Cookstove Information Trailhead / Pass not required Where Can I Get a Pass? Federal Interagency Passes are available at the Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center, Sedona Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (Annual only), and any National Park or Monument. Harding Springs Concessionaire or State Park / Separate fee site Leave No Trace Pack out and dispose of any trash properly. Even “natural” waste such as apple cores and fruit peels should be carried out with you. Camping and campfires are only allowed in designated campgrounds within Oak Creek Canyon. Telephone Separate Fee Sites: Red Rock and Federal Interagency Passes are not valid at: • Call of the Canyon (West Fork) • Crescent Moon Ranch • Grasshopper Point • Red Rock State Park Mooney Honanki • Slide Rock State Park Heritage Stay On the Trail Follow the rock cairns like the one shown here, especially to find your way on slickrock areas. ry da or ca m p i ng b Banjo Bill Vultee Halfway Arch Secret Canyon Slide Rock State Park un s Bootlegger o Long Canyon Brins Mesa FR1 52 FR525 c a mp f i r e FR795 Palatki Heritage Site NO Site Loy Canyon Arizona Cypress Fay Canyon Boynton ONLY Y U ss Boynton Pa Rd Aerie Doe/Bear Mountain Dry Creek Two Fences SEDONA CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES Andante Red Rock Loop Airport Saddle Carroll Canyon Jim Thompson Valley gs rin Sp • Inspect your vehicle for proper tire pressure, and ensure tow chains are not dragging. Tire rims and chains cause sparks if they come in contact with pavement during driving. Margs Draw Current passes pictured. All valid interagency passes honored. Bell Rock Vista Jacks Canyon Rd ANNUAL $80 MILITARY Free ACCESS LIFETIME Free Available to everyone U.S. active duty and dependents U.S. citizens with proof of disability SR. ANNUAL $20 SR. LIFETIME $80 4TH GRADERS Free U.S. citizens 62 and over U.S. citizens 62 and over U.S. Sep-Aug 4th Grade yr VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK Red Rock Ranger Station Rd Woods Canyon TO FLAGSTAFF Be av er he ad CORNVILLE lle vi rn Co Rd • Call 911 to
United States Department of Agriculture Red Rock Ranger District - Coconino National Forest Arizona Recreation Guide to Your National Forest What’s Inside? Picnic/Camping Information.................... 4, 5 Weather....................................................... 2 Fee and Pass Information........................... 3 Scenic Drives.............................................. 4 Red Rock Country Map........................... 6, 7 Hiking.............................................. 6, 7, 8, 9 Mountain Biking........................................ 8,9 Wildlife and Plants...................................... 10 Geology....................................................... 2 Wilderness Sedona’s Wild Backyard........ 12 Rock Art and Ruins..................................... 5 Important Phone Numbers FOR EMERGENCIES, CALL 911 Red Rock Ranger District (928) 282-4119 Yavapai County Sheriff Department (928) 567-7710 Coconino National Forest Supervisor’s Office (Flagstaff) (928) 527-3600 Coconino County Sheriff Department 1-800-338-7888 Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121 Grand Canyon National Park (928) 638-7888 Sedona Chamber of Commerce (928) 282-7722 or 1-800-288-7336 Arizona Game and Fish Department (602) 942-3000 Sedona Parks and Recreation (928) 282-7098 Oak Creek Visitor Center (928) 203-0624 Road Conditions 511 Highway Patrol (928) 773-3600 Weather Forecast N. Arizona (928) 774-3301 Sedona Police Department (928) 282-3100 Forest Service Sedona Medical Center (928) 204-3000 ARIZONA STATE PARKS AZ State Parks www.azstateparks.com Red Rock State Park (928) 282-6907 Dead Horse Ranch State Park (928) 634-5283 Slide Rock State Park (928) 282-3034 TO REPORT A WILDLIFE INCIDENT OR VIOLATION, CALL 1(800) 352-0700 Southwestern Region Coconino National Forest Visitor Centers Help Make the Most of Your Visit F or convenient, accurate information about Red Rock Ranger District, four visitor centers have been established in a partnership between the Forest Service, Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Recreation Resource Management, and the Arizona Natural History Association. Visitor centers offer: • Restrooms and recreation information • Chamber of Commerce information • Arizona Natural History Association maps, guidebooks, and gifts. • Federal Pass information and sales. LOCATIONS AND HOURS Red Rock Ranger Distric Visitor Contact Center — (928) 282-4119 or (928) 203-2900. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Located off Hwy. 179 at mile marker 304.7, 6 miles north of the junction with I-17. Sedona Chamber of Commerce — (928) 282-7722. Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Highway 89A and Forest Road mile marker 374.1 in Uptown Sedona. Oak Creek Vista — Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, seasonally. Located on 89A North at the Oak Creek Vista Overlook, mile marker 390. American Indian crafts market and Arizona Natural History Association bookstore. Oak Creek Visitor Center — (928) 2030624. Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, at Indian Gardens in Oak Creek Canyon, mile marker 378.2. Seasonly. Fishing licenses and supplies available. www.SedonaRedRocktrails.org • www.coconinonationalforest.us General Information Commercial Tours: A variety of tour companies, authorized by the Forest Service, provide guided trips on the national forest. For information, contact a visitor center. Fishing: Oak Creek is stocked with trout during summer months. Fishing licenses are required and are available at most grocery stores. Interpretive Programs: Red Rock Visitor Contact Center location: off Hwy. 179 at mile marker 304.7, 6 miles north of the junction with I-17. They offer intrepretive programs year round. For more information, visit the website above for a list of upcoming events. Woodcutting: Woodcutting is prohibited in Red Rock Ranger District except in designated areas. Contact the ranger station for information and to purchase permits. Wildfire: Fire restrictions and closures may be imposed to reduce the likelihood of wildfire. Always make sure your campfire is completely out and never throw cigarettes on the ground. If you spot a fire or unattended campfire, call 911 to report it. For fire restriction information, call (928)226-4607 or visit http://firerestrictions.us/az. Collecting: Collection of most natural objects (rocks and plants) from national forest lands in Red Rock Ranger District is very limited and, if allowed, requires a permit from the Forest Service. To protect the area’s beauty, please leave all natural objects in place. Collection or disturbance of cultural artifacts is illegal. RG-R3-04-06 Revised December 2015 Fishing, Hunting, and Firearm Use: Fishing and hunting on the national forest in Red Rock Ranger District are allowed under Arizona Game and Fish regulations. Pick up a copy of the regulations at any visitor center or go to www.azgfd.com for more information. Shooting is prohibited within 150 yards of any residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area and shooting
Nearby Parks Hiking Trails Park Rules If you’re having a great time here, don’t forget to visit one of the four nearby state parks! Slide Rock State Park (16 miles) Named after the 80-ft sandstone chute, this stretch of Oak Creek is very popular with visitors looking to beat the heat. Hike the scenic Clifftop Nature Trail or tour the Pendley Homestead, and enjoy the beauty of Oak Creek Canyon. (928) 2823034 Dead Horse Ranch State Park (19 miles) Nestled in the cool climate of Cottonwood, this park offers numerous recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, and more. Cabins and access to the Verde River are also available. (928) 634-5283 Jerome State Historic Park (27 miles) This park reveals the story of the city of Jerome inside the historic Douglas Mansion. The museum features photographs, artifacts, and minerals in addition to a video presentation and a 3-D model of the town with its underground mines. (928) 634-5381 Fort Verde State Historic Park (32 miles) Experience living history and life through the eyes of a frontier soldier. The fort was a base for General Crook’s U.S. Army scouts and soldiers in the 1870s and 1880s. From 1865 – 1891, Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde, and Fort Verde were home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men, and scouts. (928) 567-3275 The family-oriented trail system is well-marked for the safety of our visitors. The 5-mile network consists of interconnecting loops leading to vistas of red rock or the lush greenery of Oak Creek. The Eagle’s Nest Loop and the Apache Fire Loop are joined together by the Coyote Ridge Trail. Eagle’s Nest is the highest point in the park, with an elevation gain of 300 ft. These three major loops are connected by the Kisva Trail along the riparian corridor, which also leads up to the short loop of the Yavapai Ridge Trail. The Javelina Trail takes you into the pinyon/juniper woodlands and back to the other loops. Bikes and horses are allowed only on the East Gate Trail. General Rules • Do not litter! “Leave no trace” and pack out what you bring in. • Drive your vehicle only on designated paved surfaces. Park only in designated parking areas. Do not park on the side of the road. • Stay on designated trails. Cutting trails degrades habitat and harms the landscape. • Do not use glass containers in the park. • All of our parks adhere to firearm and hunting regulations. Please familiarize yourself with this information. • For the conservation of this park, we ask that you leave your pets at home. Service animals are allowed. Additional Rules • For the conservation of this park, do not remove vegetation or rocks. • For the conservation of this park, there is no hunting, fishing, swimming, or wading. • No amplified music. The rules of this park are not limited to the rules listed above. Additional park rules may be found at azstateparks.com. Established 1957 Red Rock State Park RED ROCK Picnic Area/Shelter 09/22 Red Rock State Park is a 286-acre nature preserve and environmental education center with stunning scenery. Hiking trails wind through the park from the banks of Oak Creek to hills of red rock. The creek supports a diverse riparian habitat that flourishes with native plants and wildlife. The park offers a variety of special programs for school groups and private groups. Check with the Visitor Center for daily and weekly park events, including hikes and nature programs. Thank you for visiting! 4050 Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 282-6907 | 1-877-MYPARKS azstateparks.com/red-rock AZStateParks Like/Follow/Watch us on: 1-877-MYPARKS | azstateparks.com Group day use areas are available for reservation, but may be used on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made up to six months in advance, except for wedding reservations, which can be made up to 12 months in advance. Twin Cypress Ramada: Large covered ramada, which holds 13 picnic tables. Electrical outlets, water, and barbecue grills (charcoal only) are available for use. Maximum group size: 75 Habicamp Ramadas: Two ramadas hold seven picnic tables. Maximum group size: 50 Visitor Center Ramadas (not reservable): Two ramadas hold six picnic tables. Electrical outlets are available for use. Maximum group size: 50 Wildlife Viewing There is abundant wildlife in the park with regular sightings of mule deer, javelina, coyotes, and bobcats, as well as a wide variety of birds. The park is part of the Lower Oak Creek Important Birding Area (IBA) and hosts diverse bird species every season. Blacktail rattlesnakes are seen on occasion during the warmer months as well as tarantulas, lizards, and some non-venomous snakes. Fires • Keep fires in grills or designated state parks fire rings. Never leave fires unattended! • Do not gather firewood in the parks. • Fireworks are not permitted in state parks. • Be “fire smart” and check fire restrictions at azstateparks.com/fire-safety. To Park Entrance Trail Name
Arizona Game and Fish Department Arizona State Parks and Trails • Arizona State Land Department Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Guide FREE MAP INCLUDED PROGRAM Arizona Game and Fish Department 5000 W. Carefree Highway Phoenix, AZ 85086 602-942-3000 www.azgfd.gov Arizona State Parks and Trails 1110 W. Washington St. #100 Phoenix, AZ 85007 1-877-MY-PARKS www.azstateparks.com Arizona State Land Department 1616 W. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-542-4631 www.azland.gov TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Title, User Fee and Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Equipment and Safety Requirements. . . . . . . . . . 8 Children and OHVs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Operation Regulations and Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Where to Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Courteous and Ethical OHV Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Report Violations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 OHVs and Hunting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Key Agencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Air Quality Laws. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 OHV Education and Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 The Arizona Game and Fish Department receives Federal assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and thus prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and sex pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To request an accommodation or informational material in an alternative format or to file a discrimination complaint please contact the Director’s Office at (602) 942-3000 or by mail at 5000 West Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. Discrimination complaints can also be filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Diversity and Inclusive Workforce, Attention: Public Civil Rights and Disability Coordinator, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. IERD/2021 OHV Safety Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover INTRODUCTION Where do OHV decal dollars go? Off-highway vehicles (OHVs) provide a great way to access and enjoy Arizona’s amazing outdoor recreation opportunities. OHV riding can be a safe, enjoyable, low-impact activity when users follow the laws and riding ethics. If OHVs continue to cause damage to habitat, land management agencies may be forced to implement closures. • 7  0% goes to the administration of a statewide OHV Program in the following percentages: This brochure contains information about the state’s OHV laws, and is designed to help users understand responsible riding practices, protect the environment, and preserve their privilege to ride. This brochure was created through funds provided by the Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund, which also contributes monies to education programs, trail maintenance, trailside support facilities, signage, maps, habitat mitigation and OHV law enforcement. OHV recreation is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in Arizona, and that popularity continues to grow at an astounding rate. According to the Arizona State Parks and Trails 2020 Trails Plan, 24% of Arizonans considered themselves motorized recreational users. That figure represents more than 1.7 million people who seek OHV recreation opportunities. In addition, a 2018 Economic Impact Study conducted by Arizona State University found that resident and non-resident riders contribute roughly $2.6 billion annually to the state’s economy. • 3  0% goes to the Highway User Revenue Fund (distributed to counties and cities for road and highway maintenance) - 60% to Arizona State Parks and Trails for grants funding, trail maintenance, signage, education and enforcement.  - 35% to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for enforcement, education and outreach.  - 5% to the Arizona State Land Department for mitigation, signage and enforcement. How the OHV decal benefits you • P  rovides funding for OHV needs such as trail construction, maps, safety training, OHV recreation areas, trailheads, trail maintenance and education. • A  llows you to cross State Trust Land on existing roads, trails and designated routes. NOTE: An Arizona State Land Department recreation permit is required for any other additional recreation activities on State Land. Comply with Land Department use requirements. www.azland.gov • P  rovides funding for OHV law enforcement officers to ensure users are all following the rules and riding safely. • M  ay reduce the vehicle license tax for street legal registration.
OHV Site Locator # Interstate Highway Paved Highway Map not to scale Arizona OHV Sites For more information visit AZStateParks.com/OHV 1. Arizona Strip* (north of Colorado River) Contact the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip Field Office, (435) 688-3200. 2. Cinder Hills OHV Area (Flagstaff) Contact Coconino National Forest, Peaks Ranger District, (928) 526-0866. 3. Kendrick and Mormon Lake / Pinewood Snowmobile Trail Systems Contact Coconino National Forest, Peaks Ranger District, (928) 526-0866. 4. Long Draw OHV Route (Mogollon Rim) Contact Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Black Mesa Ranger District, (928) 535-4481. 5. Munds Park Contact Coconino National Forest, Peaks Ranger District, (928) 526-0866. 6. Hayfield Draw/Bryant Park OHV Area (Cottonwood) Contact Prescott National Forest, Verde Ranger District, (928) 567-4121. 7. Alto Pit OHV Recreation Site (Prescott) Contact Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000. 8. Sheridan Mountain/Smith Mesa OHV Trail System (Prescott) Contact Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw and Chino Valley Ranger District, (928) 443-8000 or (928) 777-2200. 9. Hualapai Mountain OHV Trailhead (Kingman) Contact Hualapai Mountain Park, (928) 757-3859. 13. Swansea Townsite (30 miles east of Parker) Contact Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office, (928) 505-1200. 14. Ehrenberg Sandbowl Contact the Bureau of Land Management, Yuma Field Office, (928) 317-3200. 15. Ehrenberg-Cibola OHV Routes For maps and information contact the Bureau of Land Management, Yuma Field Office, (928) 317-3200. 16. La Posa OHV Routes (Quartzsite) Contact the Bureau of Land Management, Yuma Field Office, (928) 317-3200. 17. Harquahala Mountain Summit Road Backcountry Byway Contact Bureau of Land Management, Hassayampa Field Office, (623) 580-5500. 18. Yuma East OHV Routes Contact the Bureau of Land Management, Yuma Field Office, (928) 317-3200. 19. Hieroglyphic Mountains Area/ Boulders Staging Area* (Wickenburg) Contact BLM, Hassayampa Field Office, (623) 580-5500. A. Granite Mountain – No Vehicles Allowed – Restrictions Due to Dust Laws, City of Scottsdale Ordinance #3776 The Granite Mountain area is State Trust Land located within the City of Scottsdale boundaries. Motorized vehicle use is now prohibited. The site is still open to nonmotorized use, however, staging (parking) on unpaved surfaces is prohibited. 10. Standard Wash (Lake Havasu City) Contact Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office, (928) 505-1200. 21. Rolls OHV Area Contact Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District, (480) 610-3300. 11. Parker 400 Desert Race Course* (La Paz County) Contact Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office, (928) 505-1200. 22. Bulldog Canyon OHV Area (Saguaro Lake) Contact Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District for a required permit (480) 610-3300. 12. Shea Spectator/Pit Areas and Osborn Wash Contact Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office, (928) 505-1200. 23. Desert Wells* Contact AZ Game and Fish Department for an access guide at (602) 942-3000. Arizona OHV Sites For more information visit AZStateParks.com/OHV 24. Mescal Mountains OHV Area (Kearny) Contact Town of Kearny, (520) 363-5547. 25. Sunrise to Big Lake Snowmobile Route Contact Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Springerville Ranger District, (928) 333-4372. 26. Saffel Canyon Trail (Eagar) Contact Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Springerville Ranger District, (928) 333-4372. 27. Rattlesnake Gap (Greenlee County) Contact Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Clifton Ranger District, (928) 687-1301. 28. Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area Contact Bureau of Land Management, Safford Field Office, (928) 348-4400. 29. Black Hills Backcountry Byway (Safford) Contact Bureau of Land Management, Safford Field Office, (928) 348-4400. 30. Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area (Safford) Contact Bureau of Land Management, Safford Field Office, (928) 348-4400. 31. Redington Pass Backcountry Touring Area (Tucson) Contact the Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District, (520) 749-8700. 32. Pima Motorsports Park (Tucson) Contact Pima County Parks and Recreation Department (520) 877-6000. 33. Santa Rita Mountain Backcountry Touring Area (Sonoita) Contact Coronado National Forest, Nogales Ranger District, (520) 281-2296. 34. South Patagonia Mountains (Sierra Vista) Contact Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, (520) 378-0311.
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