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Attention Motorized Users!

With the major influx of 4×4 and recreation users, the 4×4 community is facing some difficult issues. From teaching others about outdoor etiquette and removing tones of trash. To engaging these users in policies that threaten motorized access, we must step up our game to maintain positive public perception and persevere motorized access for future generations.

Motorized access comes at a cost. Not only do we need to stay on the trail, pack out trash, and maintain our roads. But we also need to understand that motorized access is constantly threatened. In the past 3 years alone, Arizona has faced over 13,000 miles of backroads threatened by closure. Locally, a small group of individuals was able to stop nearly all road closures. But we barely made it by the skin of our teeth.

It is now more important than ever that industry leaders and content creators provide the leadership that used to guide motorized users. As leaders in the 4×4 world, it is our responsibility to teach newcomers the ropes.

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7 days on an epic journey across Arizona

Arizona brings us all together


On March 17th, 2019 several men and woman from all over the country will come together for one epic journey. We will navigate threw Arizona from one end to the other. The idea, to utilize Arizona's backcountry 4X4 trails. From Benson Arizona to Monument Valley, we will transverse mountain ranges, deep sand, and steep hill climbs. We will face many challenges along the way including deep water crossings, mud, snow and the elements of mother nature alone.


A sneak peek at our route

Our journey will take us to several points of interest including the wonderful Saguaro National Park, American Flag Ranch, Crown King, Sedona, and Horseshoe Bend just to name a few. Our route will connect 5 of Arizona national forests, 12 of Arizona's major lakes, and 7 of Arizona's most popular 4X4 trails.

Months have been put into planning, preparing and researching this route. To make it happen, we have relied on others who share the same passion. The result is a fantastic adventure trail from Mexico to Utah.

Join us on this offroad expedition and subscribe by email! You will receive email notifications every time we post something new. We will create a series of posts every day highlighting our adventure.

Special thanks to Kyle Hines and his crew for putting this together and allowing the Arizona Backcountry explorers to join.

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About Us

Engaging Our Community

AZBCE is dedicated to keeping our community informed. We have successfully engaged our community in policy-making decisions that threaten motorized access in Arizona. We take pride in helping shape land-use proposals on Bureau of Land Management and the USDA Forest Service lands.

Going Against The Grain

When nobody else is talking about it, AZBCE is. We believe it's important our community engage in policy decisions that threaten motorized access to our public lands. We publish material through various online and print publications to create awareness about the radical environmental policy facing outdoor recreation.

Our Goals

Promote

Promote adventure and establish our backroads as an economic source for rural Arizona communities.

Engage

Engage our community in policy making decisions that threaten rural Arizona.

Unite

Unit the agriculture, mining and outdoor recreation communities to shape state and federal policy.

Empower

Empower our community and provide the tools to effectively stand guard for traditional Arizona.

Traditional Values

We believe in the western way of life and the founding principles of this great place we call home. We are advocates of limited government, states rights, the US Constitution, and opponents of radical policies that threaten our way of life.


Mapping Adventure

Using GIS data and advanced mapping software, we plan and take on the most memorable adventures across the western United States. Our fans can download our GPS tracks and follow our routes using existing roads and the most challenging trails that connect small towns across the state.

400+ GPS Tracks

1500+ POI

80+ Fire Rings

10+ National Forests

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