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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.

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Sierra Ancha Mountains Loop 4x4 trail | A two-day adventure to Young Arizona

A 4x4 adventure trail through the Sierra Ancha Mountains in Arizona


Sierra Ancha Mountains Loop is a highly demanding 4x4 adventure trail that will take you to Young Arizona. There are a few attractions but the trail is mostly scenic. The trail can be driven in any direction. Visit during the fall season for the variety of color.



The Cherry Creek portion of this trail is subject to severe flooding. You will encounter multiple water crossings and washouts may occur. Trail maintenance may be required. There is no wood at the marked campsites. Around PB Ranch you will find the best campsites along the trail with plenty of down trees,

See the trip report from this adventure click HERE

Sierra Ancha Mountains loop 4x4 trail Arizona
Making our way through the Cherry Creek




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Trail Rating
Difficulty
Scenic Beauty
Isolation
Physical Demand
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Trail Information
Total Distance 117.7 Miles (Allow 2 days)
Elevation Gain 11,850 Feet
Maximum Elevation 6,379 Feet
Fuel Stop Tonto Basin, Young
High Clearance Required
Full Size With Caution
Nearest Wilderness Area Sierra Ancha, Salome
Opportunities 4X4, Camp, Bike, Hike, Fish, Hunt
Land Management USFS, Private
Flash Flood Yes
Winter Closure Yes
Best Season Avoid Winter

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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.


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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.

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