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13 Reddit comments about Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails 2nd Edition:

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/phoenix

Pick up a copy of this book..

u/Eddie2370 · 5 pointsr/Jeep

I live in AZ and I bought the guide to Arizona backroads book and it gives you info on over a 100 trails and where to find them.

u/bloYolbies · 4 pointsr/phoenix

Nice! To help your problem along, I'm pretty sure this is the AZ 4x4 bible. Might be worth ordering or at least checking out from a library.

u/brien · 3 pointsr/Tucson

I don't have a specific recommendation, but I like to do the same thing and I've been using these two books to find good places to explore:

  1. Guide To Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails
  2. Arizona Trails South Region

    Both provide routes with descriptions, photos, waypoints and turn by turn callouts. Each trail has difficulty rating and in the case of the second book, there is also a remoteness rating. We typically pick a route, follow the waypoints as described in the book the first time to learn the area, and then when we go back we explore side trails and such.

    The first book has a lot of the more well known routes all are day-trip length, the second book has much more routes and much more detail. trips in that book range from a few hours to a few days long. Each trail on those books typically includes one or more pretty interesting things to see or do, we haven't been let down yet.

    If you don't have one yet, get a state land trust permit, many of the backroads and trails go on state trust land, so if a ranger finds you out there without your permit, you can get fined. It's only $15/20 per year and you can do it all online (for an extra $1) by going here:

    I lied: If you've read down this far, here's a specific location that is pretty neat: There's an old gin house at the end of the trail that leads to Little Fish Canyon. That should be enough to get you to find it on google maps. satellite view might show you the structure a bit. The building is fenced in to keep the animals out, you can undo the fence on the north side to get through, just make sure to connect it back up when you are done. You can open window covers to peek in and get a better look, but make sure you close it all back up when you are done. do NOT enter the building, that might get you in trouble. All around those trails are a number of mines as well. most (all?) are sealed with gates to protect the bats, but still kind cool to look in.

    If you are on Facebook, search for "Tucson Jeeps" group and join it. People there are organizing runs all the time. Some of the trails are difficult and/or remote enough that you'll definitely want to go with others just in case.

    EDIT: oh, and about the cows, don't worry about driving through the cows, just take it slow and quiet. they WILL move out of the way before you bump them. I never really knew what to do until I ran across a huge herd being walked right down the middle of a highway once. The rancher was like "You don't have to stop, just keep driving, they'll move!"
u/redoctoberz · 3 pointsr/phoenix

Check this one out -

I have it on my desk, its really quite good.

u/SargentSchultz · 2 pointsr/Jeep

It's not a long trail 3.4 miles but it is a lot of fun as you drive on the rocks and there is one optional part you can play around on that goes almost straight down that the Jeep tours scare people on. Easily the best 4x4 trail in AZ and a top 10 in the USA.

Now that you have a 4x4 in AZ go get this book and it has broken arrow in it.

If you have a GPS the traxs are nice to have to but not required.

u/ronin0012 · 2 pointsr/CherokeeXJ

Northern AZ XJ guy here. Not sure about local places around PHX, but a good place to start is this book and be ready to travel a little. There are a number of great trails and off road areas throughout the state. The southern areas require a good cooling system, and the when it snows up north, a good heater! A really interesting place to live; I hope you like it!

Guide to Arizona Backroads

u/Juano_Guano · 1 pointr/CherokeeXJ

I don’t live in Arizona, but my dad bought this guys book for California in the 80s. He has new ones and I use them for California. He has an Arizona book. I would strongly encourage it.

u/gc04 · 1 pointr/Wrangler

As a general starting point I recommend this book: Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails 2nd Edition

u/9087876 · 1 pointr/phoenix

join every group/ club you can. Forums, facebook, whatever. it'll take a while to find a group of guys that are into the same style/difficulty as you. wheel with all of them.

I don't recommend going out alone, but if you must this book has solid trails and will keep ya out of trouble

u/saguarro_you_today · 1 pointr/Tucson

This book has gps, maps, trail ratings, detailed descriptions, etc, for southern arizona off-roading: Arizona Trails Southern Region
This one is good, too:
Arizona backroads and 4-wheel drive trails

Both have helpful notes on difficulty/obstacles, as well as notes on whether or not there's a lot of brush to scratch up your paint...

And... Charoleau Gap is pretty exciting, but there's no trouble you can't back straight out of if you don't like it...