• Arizona has a wide range of off-roading trails in various climates and landscapes.
  • You may need a permit for off-roading, but they're easy to obtain.
  • Before you go, check out the best trails and maps from around the state.

Start Your Off-Road Adventure Arizona Adventure

There's nothing quite like spending time outdoors in Arizona. With a wide variety of climates and landscapes, Arizona is the perfect place for any outdoor enthusiast. One of the most popular ways to spend time outside is with an off-road vehicle.

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Best Places to Go Off-Roading in Arizona

Depending on where you live, you can find off-roading adventures anywhere from a few miles away to right in your own backyard.

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Thousands of trails, roads, and open areas are ideal for off-road vehicles, dirt bikes, and all-terrain vehicles. Here are tips to get your adventure started.

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Finding the Best Off-Road Trails

The website AZOffRoading.com lists over 80 trails ideally suited for off-roading. Complete with descriptions, maps, and directions, they break the trail into 10 different groups, and they even include weather forecasts.

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Explore Arizona State Parks and their expansive catalog of off-highway trails found throughout Arizona. They provide detailed guides that make it easy to identify trailheads.

Off-Road Vehicle Safety and Rules

No matter where you plan to go off-roading, remember to stay safe. Wearing a helmet is required by law for riders younger than 18 years old, and eye protection is required for all riders.

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In some areas, you may need a permit. They're easy to obtain, and the decal is only $25.  Nonresidents can purchase online. Arizona residents can pick one up online or in person through Arizona's Motor Vehicle Division.

Wherever you go, always remember to stay on designated roads, trails, or areas. And always make safety your top priority.

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If you follow the rules, stay on designated trails, and respect the environment, you set the stage for generations of adventure.

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