If you’re adventuresome and want to spend some awesome time outdoors then off-roading is the activity for you. This sport will allow you to enjoy the well-known popular routes, while camping, hiking and enjoying with your friends. Here we have described some great off-road tracks that will definitely allure your adventurous spirit. These tracks are not only for experts but for beginners as well. The Arizona state of the U.S is where you find almost every kind of terrain; sand, snow, rock crawling tracks and volcanic ash. Below are some of the off-roading tracks that you can find in Arizona;
Duquesne to Lochiel to Harshaw:
This track is an easy one which can be covered in almost every type of vehicle. It is only 50 miles long so you can cover it in few hours. This track starts in just east of Nogales in southern Arizona. The track passes through two ghost towns of Washington camp and Duquesne after climbing the Patagonia mountains. It ends on a monument on the U.S-Mexico border. On the way back you can visit the ghost town of Harshaw before the track ends at Patagonia. This is a great track to take if you want to explore history along with an amazing view of grasslands and forested mountains.
Harquahala Mountain Byway:
This track is for those who want to enjoy the scenic beauty of Arizona. It is a day-long track and you will need a more capable vehicle like a 4×4 Jeep Wrangler. Jeep Wrangler is a great vehicle for this type of off-roading trips due to its strong Jeep wrangler axles and jeep jk front bumper. This track begins at about 80 miles east of Phoenix along Eagle eye road. You will reach the summit of Harquahala, after climbing 3000 feet. But, you are going to be startled by the signs of civilization here; an old Smithsonian Observatory was built at this site in the 1920’s. There are many hiking trails which you can see on your way up to the summit and the view here is just mesmerizing; you get to see the 360˚ view of the surrounding area at the height of 5000 feet.
Backway to Crown King:
This track is one of the most adrenaline pumping tracks of Arizona. For this legendary track, you have to leave from the north of Lake Pleasant and climb 26 miles into the Bradshaw mountains to the small town of Crown King. An easier road i.e. Crown King Road from I-17 is also available to reach Crown King but this track is truly adventurous and challenging as well, you get to pass through some ghost towns. We suggest that you should travel in groups as this track can easily turn into a nasty experience because of its quickly changing conditions. At Crown King, you can enjoy at the oasis to beat the heat.
Broken Arrow Trail:
This is another legendary trail found near Sedona. This is a 3.2-mile loop trail which is heavily trafficked. It is a difficult track and can take several hours to complete due to the traffic conditions. You get to see some great wildlife while driving over the red rocks all the time. There are other options for you as well if you don’t want to drive, you can sit back and relax taking photos on a guided jeep trip.
Cinder Hills OHV Area:
Cinder Hills OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle)is an area northeast of Flagstaff. This basically a sort of big open playground area in the unique volcanic cinder cones. There is a park boundary, but you are allowed to go wherever you want as long as you follow the rules. It’s a great track and you get to drive on the volcanic ash.