Multi-Day Trips

Southeastern Arizona Expedition (AZoffroad)
A 500 mile trip through mostly dirt roads exploring mining camps, historic landmark from the Apache Wars and stunning scenery in southeast Arizona. Waypoints include Kentucky, Camp, Bisbee, Tombstone, Coshise Stronghold and Camp Bowie This trip starts in Green Valley, 45 minutes south of Tucson and ends in Paradise, Arizona about 2.5 hours east of Tucson.

Expedition to the Bottom of Grand Canyon (AZoffroad)

From the web page:

“Our planned course would take us 450 miles across Arizona, beginning at I-10 in Avondale, up the Hassyampa River, along the Backway to Crown King to Horsethief Lake. Then, it’d be up Senator Highway, over to Jerome via old railroad trails and into Sedona. From there, we would hit Broken Arrow, Schnebly Hill Road, Cinder Hills OHV Area, and a series of forest roads to head north and eventually west around the San Francisco Peaks and over to Peach Springs. Once in Peach Springs, we would follow Diamond Creek Road as it drops over 3,000 feet to end at the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.”

Northern Arizona Traverse (Expedition Portal)
The Northern Arizona Traverse is  a track developed by Overland Journal in partnership with Hema Maps. It extends 188 miles from the town of Dewey-Humboldt to the edge of the Grand Canyon. It is a relaxing drive through this portion of the state, as most of the track is composed of smooth forest roads with stunning vistas and interesting wildlife.

Arizona Strip (AZoffroad)

The Arizona Strip is that area in the very northern part of the state above the Grand Canyon along the border of Utah. It is 200 miles long and accessed only by two major highways on either end. Because of its lack of an easy access, the Strip remains one of the most remote and least-visited parts of the state. Only about 8,000 people call this region, which is the size of the state of Massachusetts, home. In our five days on the Strip, we’d visit White Pocket in the Vermillion Cliffs, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Toroweap, the historic Mt. Trumbull Schoolhouse and Grand Gulch Mine and many other scenic trails.

Sedona Backcountry Trail (Overland Trail Guides)
"Explore the Red Rocks and allure of Sedona's canyon country. Deep into the mountains and overlooking Sedona and the Verde Valley region, the Sedona Backcountry Trail provides the perfect mix of recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation."

Arizona Peace Trail (AZoffroad)

The Arizona Peace Trail is a nearly 700 mile off-highway vehicle route that spans 3 counties in western Arizona. It reaches from Yuma to Kingman and back and contains a variety of climates and difficulties for all sorts of off-road enthusiasts. Beginning in Dateland in Yuma County, we would head north for the next 2 days along the eastern branch of the trail. Past Salome, we would use a dirt connector to head northwest and meetup with the western branch of the trail near Swansea. From there, we would follow the remaining AZPT route north as it passes through Bullhead City and eventually goes east towards Kingman.

Apache Lake

Very scenic lake with an adventurous cliff-side approach. With the right selection of campgrounds you can camp right on the lakeside and fish from the camping spot. Numerous places to explore around the area.

Mogollon Rim Overland Route (Expedition Portal)
"Winding through dense forest for 120 miles atop the most prominent section of the Mogollon Rim, the Rim Road (FR300) crosses the eastern half of Arizona from north of Payson to Apache country at the White Mountains...Good camping and lunch spots dot the sides of the road, some in the cool shade of dense pines, others with wide-open panoramic views of the lowlands to the south."

White Mountains Apache Tribal Areas

Within a five hour drive from Tucson is the White Mountain Apache Reservation with high altitude forests, challenging dirt roads and some of the best trout fishing in the country in isolated mountain lakes. Tribal permits are required for camping and fishing. It’s possible to string a 3-4 day trip together while camping, fishing and hiking at a new lake each night.