UPDATE Apache Sitgreaves NF | New public meetings scheduled

The Apache Sigreaves National Forest has created two additional public meetings.

Below you will find an email from the Forest Service. If you are subscribed to email updates, then you should have got the same. The forest service has received approximately 530 comments since we originally published the article about Rim Road (Forest Road 300) being closed under the forest service proposal.


Parishant National Monument | Episode 1 Day 2



Day 2 of our 250-mile expedition through Parashant National Monument

We finally made it to the north rim of the Grand Canyon after a joyful ride through the Hidden Mountains. Huge canyons, rocky mountain shelf roads, and thousand-foot sheer cliffs make you feel incredibly small in this enormous world.


A nice easy ride to Parashant Canyon

We woke at Hidden Spring after sleeping for nearly 10 hours. If you've been paying attention, you should have read about day one. Our lack of sleep the previous day was exhausting, and no one stayed up late. I was excited to wake up in the middle of Hidden Canyon. As Arizona's last frontier, the Parashant National Monument is an unforgettable experience, and everybody should witness its beauty. I spent my morning walking around snapping photographs. 

I'm usually the first one packed up and ready to go. My "overland" kit consists of a small bbq grill, ice chest, sleeping bag, and a fishing pole. I keep it simple because that's all I need.

We started the day off like every other Adventure. A wonderful communal breakfast with some good friends. It was nearly 10 a.m., and we had overslept. To fulfill our plans and reach our destination, we must leave camp as soon as possible. The plan for day two was to reach the Grand Canyon and set up camp right at the edge.

First in line, and a clear site ahead, I lead the group up and out of Hidden Canyon. Hidden Canyon tightens up and starts gaining elevation quickly as you reach the top of Shivwits Plateau. Just ahead, you'll find another historical cabin at Dewdrop Spring near the base of Poverty Mountain. Just southeast of Poverty Mountain is our next destination, Parashant Canyon.

Parashant canyon Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument
View from Whitmore Point
Parashant canyon Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument
Looking down Parashant Canyon
Parashant canyon Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument
George looking at Mollies Nipple.

View into Parishant Canyon

Approaching Parashant Canyon

Wonderful place

The temperature was perfect all day.

The view from our campsite.

Trail Canyon




Whitmore Point right on the edge


Continuing east on a fast-paced trail, Parashant Canyon becomes visible with its distinct red rock walls. After reaching a private ranch, we head south, paralleling Parashant Canyon. The trial gets interesting with deep ruts that nearly scrap your mirror on the grade. Shortly after, a sign greets us to the Parashant National Monument.

The trail evens out, and signs point you towards Whitmore Point. Along the way, several side trails take you to different overlooks. We stayed on the main track and found an incredible overlook just feet away. Our group took the opportunity to enjoy the view, and we got a great group photo. It was just a small part of what we were about to witness.


Whitmore point at the Grand Canyon is stunning!
Posted by Arizona Backcountry Explorers on Monday, August 26, 2019


Best campsite in the world! Words can't describe this weekends adventure! Stay tuned for our story! www.AZBackcountryExplorers.com
Posted by Arizona Backcountry Explorers on Sunday, June 30, 2019



Camping at Whitmore Point


At Whitmore Point, we found a beautiful campsite that gave us a nearly panoramic view of the gorge that's only beginning. Fifteen hundred feet separated us from the seemingly large desert floor below. Which in its self contains large gorges and hundreds of square miles. Objects that appear to be close sport a blue tint as if they are miles away. In terms of sea level, we sit nearly a mile above the Colorado River.

We can see the original destination, Mollies Nipple, and the trail that takes us there from our campsite. From Trail Canyon, it's another 100 miles in and out. We shall return for Episode 2 with an extra full tank of fuel. This November, we will set off on episode two with a mission to see the sparkling waters of the Colorado River.

Solo Adventurers | Three things you shouldn't leave home without



Adventuring solo can come with consequences, are you prepared?

Along our journey, we find ourselves in another dimension. No cell phone, computer screen, or fellow human to distract. No bright lights, police sirens, or pavement to remind you of day to day life. We do it because sometimes, we need to get away from it all. However, adventuring alone can come with some significant consequences.

Please Subscribe

We are boycotting social media.

Avoid the arbiters of truth and get our content straight to your device or inbox.

Join our unstopable force of policy shapers and we will call on you when the time comes. Also, we will keep you updated on all of our adventures by sending notifications directly to you.

Connect With Us

Join our new forum!

American Expeditionist is the new online adventure network for the offroad enthusiast. Meant to be an alternative to other social platforms, this site is built specifically for the offroad community. Come through and share your adventures with the rest of us. Share GPS tracks and create blogs, groups, events, and much more.

We are funded by readers like you!

Our supporting members make our efforts possible and help us keep this site ad-free. By becoming a supporting member, you will gain early access to our planned adventures, material that we publish in 4Low Magazine, plus an invite to join us once a month on an incredible adventure.

Top 10

Archive

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

View The Map

Get in touch

We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Please feel free to message us using the contact form or send us an email.

contact@azbackcountryexplorers.com.

Message Us

Name

Email *

Message *