Guided Trail Rides


Questions regarding trail rides please email apachecountyatv@apachecountyatv.org

The Apache County ATV club is excited to provide trail ride leadership for the 2018 White Mountain UTV Jamboree that is produced and promoted by AZOP. During the four days of the Jamboree there will be a total of 24 trail rides offered. There will be two overnight rides, one to Hannigan Meadow lodge and new this year will be an overnight ride to Reserve NM. There will be two trailered rides each day and three or more non-trailered rides. The trailered rides will go to the Alpine, Big Lake, and Greens Peak areas. The non-trailered rides will stage and depart from the Eagar Recreational Complex area. There will be two different night rides, one on Friday night and one on Saturday night. This year’s rides offer something for all riders. Some rides are long and challenging while others are less challenging. All are scenic in different ways. All rides have a limit for the number of machines. All rides are limited to 20 machines, excluding the two overnight rides. All rides are for enjoying the country and are not for high speed riding. Riders and drivers that wish to travel at high speeds on the many forest trails will be disappointed in the trail rides. Trail ride leaders will travel at a speed that provides the best scenic opportunity to the ride participants and never exceeds legal forest speed limits. Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs are never permitted on any trail rides. Ride participants that appear to be impaired will not be allow to participate in any rides. If you have questions regarding the trail rides please email apachecountyatv@apachecountyatv.org

Jamboree trail ride reservations – Advance trail ride reservations can be made by sending an email to apachecountyatv@apachecountyatv.org. Included in the email must be the following:
1. The name of the trail
2. The day of the trail ride
3. The number of ride participants
4. The type or types of OHVs (quads, side by sides, 2 seat or 4 seat, motorcycle)
Signing up for a trail ride, excluding the Hannigan Meadow or Reserve NM overnight ride, can also be done on the day prior to the trail ride at the Eagar Recreation Center.

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Jamboree Trail Ride Schedule
Friday – September 7th:
     7 am – non-trailered ride, Hannigan Meadow Overnight
     7 am – non-trailered ride, Grizzly
     8 am – trailered ride, Hannigan Meadow Loop
     8 am – non-trailered ride, Riggs Creek
     9 am – non-trailered ride, Bear Claw trail
     9 am – non-trailered ride, Loco Knoll
     9 am – trailered ride, Juan Garcia trail
     10 am – non-trailered ride, Indian Tank Hill
     7 pm – non-trailered night ride 1, Nelson Reservoir
Saturday
     8 am – trailered ride, Slaughter Circle
     9 am – non-trailered ride, Bear Claw trail
     9 am – non-trailered ride, Petroglyphs ride
     9 am – trailered ride, Greens Peak trail
     10 am – non-trailered ride, Ike Clanton Loop
     10 am – non-trailered ride, Loco Knoll
     7 pm – non-trailered night ride 2, Water Canyon Rd loop
Sunday
     7 am – non-trailered ride, Grizzly
     8 am – non-trailered ride, Bear Claw
     8 am – trailered ride, Hannigan Meadow Loop
     9 am – non-trailered ride, Riggs Creek
     9 am – non-trailered ride, Ike Clanton Loop
     9 am – trailered ride, Juan Garcia Loop
     10 am – non-trailered ride, Indian Tank Hill

  • Hannigan Meadow Lodge overnight, Friday & Saturday, Intermediate, no width restrictions, 200 miles: This trail ride is not a difficult ride but is a very long ride and frequently a very muddy ride. A lot of the trail passes through areas where it is common to see elk, deer, antelope, and turkey. Portions of the return trail travel over high water dams/bars where there is a good chance 4 seat OHVs will high center. The trail is doable for these machines, but they will definitely drag bottom. The trail on the first day is mostly east of highway 191and mostly west of highway 191 on the second day. The ride will depart the Eagar Recreational Center area at 7am on the first morning, stop for fuel and lunch in Alpine, arrive at the lodge mid to late afternoon. The ride will depart the lodge 8 to 8:30am on the second morning and arrive back at the recreational complex area late afternoon. The ride does not stop in Alpine on the return ride for fuel or lunches, so it is necessary to carry sufficient fuel for traveling 100+ miles. Fuel will be available at the lodge for the return trip. Lunch in Alpine, supper the first evening, breakfast and sack lunches the second day are the responsibility of ride participants. Ride participants need to be reasonably certain their machines are in good running condition. Some portions of the trail are not easily accessible if it becomes necessary to recover an inoperable machine. The arrival time at the lodge and recreational center can vary depending on unforeseen trail conditions, such as trees down and blocking the trail, and machines that breakdown and must be recovered. This ride is limited to 10 machines. If you wish to participate in this fun and exciting ride, send an email to apachecountyatv@apachecountyatv.org to secure a ride position. Next, contact the Hannigan Meadow lodge at 928-339-4370 to obtain lodge reservations. It is not necessary to stay in the lodge. There is a camping area at the lodge where tents can be set up. After obtaining a reservation at the lodge, or planning to tent camp, send another email to the above email address notifying the club that you are in. The ride requires a minimum of 6 participants. If there are insufficient participants by August 15th, the ride will be cancelled with all being notified.

  • Grizzly trail, Advanced Intermediate, no width restrictions, 95+ miles: departing from the Eagar Recreational Complex area 7 am. This trail ride is rather long, can be very muddy, has some steep rocky portions, and travels through some of the most scenic areas in this part of the state. A lot of the trail passes through areas where it is common to see elk, deer, antelope, and turkey. The trail begins at the recreational center, departing at 8am, stopping for fuel and lunch in Alpine, arriving back late afternoon. Ride participants need to be reasonably certain their machines are in good running condition. Some portions of the trail are not easily accessible if it becomes necessary to recover an inoperable machine. Ride participants need to bring, snacks, water/drinks. The arrival time at the recreational center can vary depending on unforeseen trail conditions, such as trees down and blocking the trail, and machines that breakdown and must be recovered.

  • Bear Claw trail, Intermediate, no width restrictions, 82 miles: This ride starts in the Eagar Recreational Center area, travels via Eagar city streets and Water Canyon to the Pat Knoll area, the trail starting point, departure time is 8 am. The trail has a small amount of steep and rocky sections, but overall is consider an easy trail. A lot of the trail passes through areas where it is common to see elk, deer, antelope, and turkey. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The ride should return to the recreational center early afternoon.

  • Riggs Creek trail, Easy Intermediate, no width restrictions, 37 miles: The ride departs from the Eagar Recreational Complex area, passes by picnic hill and the Sipe White Mountain Wildlife area before entering the Riggs Creek area. The trail can be very muddy if there have been substantial rains.

  • Petroglyphs trail, Easy, no width restrictions, 30 miles: The ride departs from the Eagar Recreational Complex area and travels east of Springerville. Ride participants will be able to view up close great examples of Indian petroglyphs.

  • Ike Clanton loop, Easy, 60-inch width restrictions, 30 miles: leaves from Eagar Recreational Center area. This is a relaxed pace ride. Scenic views, tall tales and possibility of sighting wildlife. Great ride for taking pictures. Pack some drinks and snacks. Good trail with some rocky portions, but not bad. Watch out for bears….they might feed you! This ride travels through portions of the Sipe Wildlife area and the Saffel Canyon area. The ride takes around 4 hours, should return to the recreational center early afternoon.

  • Juan Garcia trail, Intermediate, no width restrictions, 45 miles: trailered ride departing from Eagar Recreational Center area, 20 miles to staging area. This ride begins at the recreational complex, it is necessary to trailer the OHV’s to a staging area just north of highway 260 and east of the Sunrise ski area turnoff. This is an intermediate and very scenic ride. A lot of the trail passes through areas where it is common to see elk, deer, antelope, and turkey. This ride has a little something for most riders, tall pines, some burn areas, open grass areas, graded roads, rocky trails, and water dams to cross. Ride participants should return to the recreational center early afternoon. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance.

  • Hannigan Meadow Loop, Advanced Intermediate, no width restrictions, 85 miles: trailered ride, staging area in Alpine. This ride requires trailering from the Eagar Recreational Center area to a staging area in Alpine, a distance of 27 miles. This ride is somewhat difficult, the trail travels over some steep and rocky areas. Portions of the trail travels over high water dams/bars where there is a significant chance 4 seat OHVs will high center. The trail is doable for these machines, but they will definitely drag bottom. A lot of the trail passes through areas where it is common to see elk, deer, antelope, and turkey. This ride has a little something for most riders, tall pines, some burn areas, open grass areas, graded roads, rocky trails, and water dams to cross. Ride participants need to be reasonably certain their machines are in good running condition. Some portions of the trail are not easily accessible if it becomes necessary to recover an inoperable machine. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The ride should return to the recreational center late afternoon. The arrival time can vary depending on unforeseen trail conditions, such as trees down and blocking the trail, and machines that breakdown and must be recovered.

  • Slaughter Circle, Advanced Intermediate, no width restrictions, 50 miles: trailered ride, 30 miles to staging area. The trailered ride departs the Eagar Recreational Center area, travels west on highway 260 to highway 261 (Big Lake road) and south on 261 past Big Lake to staging area. This ride has a little something for every taste, tall pines, grass lands, road travel, small amount of steep and rocky trail, off camber riding, up and down over water dames, great scenery viewing from a forest fire tower, etc. A lot of the trail passes through areas where it is common to see elk, deer, antelope, and turkey. Portions of the trail travel over high water dams/bars where there is a good chance 4 seat OHVs will high center. The trail is doable for these machines, but they will definitely drag bottom. Ride participants need to be reasonably certain their machines are in good running condition. Some portions of the trail are not easily accessible if it becomes necessary to recover an inoperable machine. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The ride should return to the recreational center late afternoon. The arrival time at the recreational center can vary depending on unforeseen trail conditions, such as trees down and blocking the trail, and machines that breakdown and must be recovered.

  • Milligan Loop trail, Easy, no width restrictions, 40 miles: departs from Eagar Recreational Center area. The ride departs from the recreational center, passes by picnic hill and will stop at the Sipe Wildlife Center visitor center where riders will have the opportunity to learn about the work being done there. A lot of the trail passes through areas where it is common to see elk, deer, antelope, and turkey. All of the travels will be on forest or county roads. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The ride should return to the recreational center early afternoon.

  • Loco Knoll Loop trail, Easy Intermediate, no width restrictions, 23 miles: departs from Eagar Recreational Center area. The ride departs from the recreational center, passes by picnic hill and will stop at the Sipe Wildlife Center visitor center where riders will have the opportunity to learn about the work being done there. The ride crosses highway 191 and climbs to the top of a knoll just north of Loco Knoll, where there is a great view of the valley below. The ride goes around Loco Knoll, which is located north of the Escudilla mountain and wilderness area and returns to the recreational center. A lot of the trail passes through areas where it is common to see elk, deer, antelope, and turkey. All of the travels will be on forest or county roads. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance.

  • Indian Tank Hill trail, Intermediate, no width restrictions, 51 miles: departs from Eagar Recreational Center area. This is an easy trail ride that travels to some very scenic areas. The trail ride leader is very knowledgeable about the area and will provide narrative talks at the frequent stops. A lot of the trail passes through areas where it is common to see elk, deer, antelope, and turkey. The ride should return to the recreational center in early afternoon. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance.

  • Greens Peak trail, Intermediate, no width restrictions, 50+ miles: trailered ride departing from Eagar Recreational Center area, 20 miles to staging area. This ride begins at the recreational center where it is necessary to trailer the OHV’s to a staging area just north of highway 260 on forest road 117C at a location called Sheep Corrals. This is an intermediate and very scenic ride. The ride takes you to the top of Greens Peak where you will have an incredible view of the surrounding area, and to the top of “Ice Cream” hill. A lot of the trail passes through areas where it is common to see elk, deer, antelope, and turkey. Ride participants should return to the recreational center early afternoon. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The arrival time at the recreational center can vary depending on unforeseen trail conditions, such as trees down and blocking the trail, and machines that breakdown and must be recovered.

  • Night Ride 1, Nelson Reservoir, Easy, no width restrictions, 30 miles: departs from Eagar Recreational Center area. The ride departs from the recreational center, passes by picnic hill and the Sipe Wildlife area and ends at an overlook above the Nelson Reservoir. All of the travels will be on forest or county roads. Ride participants need to have sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The ride should be 1½ to 2 hours long. The night ride provides a great opportunity for drivers to use their auxiliary lighting and light up the night.

  • Night Ride 2, Milligan Valley, Easy, no width restrictions, 40 miles: departs from Recreational Center. The ride departs from the recreational center area, passes by picnic hill and the Sipe Wildlife area, travels through Milligan Valley and returns to the recreational center via Water Canyon and city streets in Eagar. All of the travels will be on forest or county roads. Ride participants need to have sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The ride should be 1½ to 2 hours long. The night ride provides a great opportunity for drivers to use their auxiliary lighting and light up the night.

For further information, please call Kyle @ 623-363-9665.