Arizona Off-Road Trails for Truckers

 

2022 Ford Ranger Tremor off-roading in the wilderness

At Trucks Only, we pride ourselves on having a wide variety of top-quality pre-owned trucks, perfect for anything from trips to the Mesa grocery store to an off-road adventure outside the city. If you’re the off-roading type and you’re looking for new and interesting trails to explore, you’ve come to the right place! The team at Trucks Only has put together a guide outlining our favorite off-road trails in AZ, so you can take some time off next weekend and head off the beaten path.

 

 

Our Five Favorite Off-Road Trails in AZ

When you’re ready to take your truck out of Apache Junction and into the wild, check out one of these five excellent off-roading trails. We’ve tried to include a little bit of everything, so you can find something to love no matter the geography, length, or level of difficulty.

Four Peaks Wilderness (Easy)

The Four Peaks Wilderness area is a beautiful mountainous region named for its four peaks, the tallest of which is almost 8,000 feet! There’s plenty of wildlife to see on this 27.1-mile trail, which can take up to 14 hours if you decide to drive the whole thing point to point. It’s a relatively easy off-road trail, mostly made of dirt–you don’t even need four-wheel drive to safely navigate it. There are incredible views as you make your way between the four peaks–on a clear day, you can see up to a quarter of the entire state from the top of the tallest mountain!

White Pocket Trail (Easy)

This trail is right on the border of Arizona and Utah, and it commands amazing views of multicolored rock formations along its remote one-mile distance. There’s no set trail, and you’ll need a 4×4 truck with high ground clearance to navigate some tough terrain, but the landscape views are worth it! This trail is less popular than Four Peaks, so it’s very possible that you’ll be traversing the rocks and mineral deposits without any company. You can also park and wander off on foot–although there are no walking trails, the terrain is relatively easy to navigate and made of dirt, sand, and rock.

Bulldog Canyon (Moderate)

For 20 miles of scenic off-roading trails and recreational activities like mountain biking and hiking, the place to go is Bulldog Canyon! This area covers 34,000 acres of beautiful wilderness, including the Sonoran Desert and Goldfield Mountains. Be aware that you need a six-month permit to enter, along with a combination for the access gate locks and a $6 administrative fee. But we think the huge variety of trails and the scenic beauty is well worth it!

Devil’s Bridge (Moderate)

Devil’s Bridge consistently ranks among the top AZ off-road trails, and it’s not hard to see why! You’ll need a 4×4 vehicle to navigate this 2-mile trail, and high ground clearance is recommended–there are a lot of large rocks in the path and it can be a tough ride. Once you get to the Devil’s Bridge trailhead, you can hit the trail on foot and make your way up to the eponymous red rock bridge, one of the most photogenic spots in Arizona!

Backway to Crown King (Hard)

If you want to challenge yourself and see some historic sites like the old mining town of Crown King, this is the trail for you! This is a difficult 26-mile trail that takes you through some rough terrain, but there are some spectacular scenic outlooks. It takes you through a couple towns where you can refill your water bottle and get some food, and there are some interesting old mines you can check out if you want to see some of the local sites.

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If you have any questions about our off-road-ready trucks, feel free to contact our office! You can also stop by our dealership to talk to a member of our team in person–we’re conveniently located near Tucson. Be sure to keep up with our blog for more industry news, vehicle walkthroughs, and things to do in Arizona!

 

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