ARIZONA      PEACE    TRAIL   F-A-Q


RESOURCES

ArizonaPeaceTrailAtlasavailableonAmazonoratconnectedhorizons.com/shop

 

ArizonaPeaceTrailwebsitehttp://www.arizonapeacetrail.org

 

ArizonaStateParksandTrailshttp://www.azstateparks.com/ohv

 

ArizonaGameandFishhttps://www.azgfd.com/OHV/

 

ArizonaOutofStateOHVDecal  https://ohv.azgfd.com/

 

ArizonaStateLandpermithttps://asld.secure.force.com/recreationalpermit/

 

AvenzaMapsappatyourappstoreorwww.avenza.com



 

 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS


Q.  WhatistheArizonaPeaceTrail?

A.  TheArizonaPeaceTrail(AZPT)isa675+mileloopOHVtrailinwesternArizonathatcovers Mohave, La Paz, and Yuma Counties.  Thetrailis90percentoff-highwayand10percentonpavement.Mostis onBLMland.

 

Q.  Whocanridethetrail?

A.  Thetrailisopentohighclearancemotorizedvehiclessuitableforoff-highwaytravel, motorcycles,bicycles,hiking,andequestriantravel.

 

Q.  DoIneedtobeSTREET-LEGAL?

A.  Yes.Youmustbestreet-legalonmanypartsoftheroute.

 

 

Q.  Whatpermitsarerequired?

 A.  TheArizonaOHVstickerisrequiredforallvehiclesunder2,200poundsspecificallydesignedfor Off-Highwayuse.(ATVs,SidebySides,dirtbikes,sandrails,etc.)Arizonaregisteredvehiclesobtain theOHVstickerfromtheDepartmentofMotorVehicles.Out-of-stateregisteredvehiclesobtainthe OHVstickerfromhttps://ohv.azgfd.com.StateLandpermitsarerequiredforrecreationonState Landandarerecommended.StateLandpermitsareavailablefrom https://asld.secure.force.com/recreationalpermit/.IndianTribalPermitsarenotrequiredforthe AZPTbecausethemainroutedoesnotcrossTriballands.


 Q.HowdoIplanatrip?

A.TheArizonaPeaceTrailAtlasavailableatwww.connectedhorizons.com/shopisthebestplanningtool.YoumayalsousetheAvenzamap ordownloadtheGPXtrackfromtheAZPTwebsite.

 

Q.  Whatisthemostimportantthingtobring?

A.   WATER!Eachpersonshouldhaveatwo-daysupply.

 

Q.  WheredoIstart?

A.  TheAZPTisalooproutesoyoucanstartatanypointontheloop.At thistimethereare fewdesignatedstagingareas. There is a 22-space staging area in Quartzsite across from Town Hall.  Ifyouaretrailering,you canparkonBLMlandor,ifyouwishfor somewhatmoresecurity,therearemanyRVparksandsomehotels.

 

Q.  WhatisthebesttimeofyeartoridetheAZPT?

A.  MaythroughSeptemberisgenerallytoohottorisktheadventure.ThebesttimeisOctober throughApril.

 

Q.  Arepapermapsavailable?

 A.  No.Therearenoprintedmapsfornavigationavailable.WeHIGHLYRECOMMENDthatyou haveaGPSandknowhowtouseitPROPERLY.WerecommendyouALWAYSDOWNLOADourFREE GPXfilefromtheAZPTwebsitepriortoridingforthelatestupdates.Werecommendyou PLANyour tripbasedontheAZPTatlas,GPXtrack,orAvenzamap.

 

Q.  Whatarethetraildifficulties?

A.  Thereisa varietyoftrailconditions.Somepavedandgradedgravelroadsandalotoftrail. Therearenoextremelydifficultareasbuttherearemanyareasthatrequireexperienceddrivers. Therearemanynarrowrockysectionsandsectionswithverticaldropsontheside.

 

 Q.  Howlongdoesittaketoridetheentiretrail?

 

A.  Dependsonmanyfactors.  Whattypeofvehicle?  Areyouafastorslowrider?  Doyouwantto exploreeverythingandtakepictures?

 

AverageQuad/UTV:AgeneralruletojustdotheMAINLOOPphoto&explore.6-day/5-nights. AverageQuad/UTV:MainloopandsomeEXTRAsidetrails;8days

AverageQuad/UTV:MainloopandmanyEXTRAsidetrails;10-day+ AverageJeep:  MainLoop8-days

 

Q.  WheredoIstay?

A.   YoucancamponBLMlandalongthetrails.  Mosttownshavesometypeoflodgingincluding privatecampgrounds.  InSmallertownsyoushouldmakepriorarraignmenttoguaranteelodging.

 

Q.  WheredoIgetfuel?

A.  Thereisfuelavailableinmosttowns.NofuelinCibola,ChlorideorOatman.  WeALWAYS recommendSTOPPINGforfuelwheneverpossible:

          1.Tohelpsupportthesmalltownsalongthe way.

       2.Youneverknowwhenyoumaydecidetoexplore.