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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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If you haven't seen the Arizona Backcountry Explorers Adventure Map, then you're missing out!

This map will blow your mind and provide you with endless 4x4 adventure destinations. You can view it and download it right from our website. 





400 4x4 trails and 1500 points of interest in Arizona 

I'm sure a lot of you have seen our adventure map. It's one of the biggest reasons folks visit our website. It's an amazing collection of offroad trails throughout Arizona, and all of them were recorded during our travels. Arizona is full of offroad adventure, and by tracking our every move, we have developed a collection that takes you to nearly every corner of the state. Whenever I hit the dirt, the GPS track starts recording, and we have always tried to find the best way to share them with you. 

 
Trail Canyon in Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument

First, it was the files tab in the Facebook group, then google drive with google maps to view the tracks and I thought that was awesome. But unfortunately, it was a lot of work for us to maintain and didn't work as planned. Then we tried Caltopo, and it was horrible. The map was unresponsive and nearly impossible to download. 

But now, it's a whole other ballgame. 



A whole new Arizona 4x4 adventure trail map



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Fooling around with GIS software for the last couple of years, I have figured out how to manipulate and build GPX files from scratch, and, in reality, this has been preparing me for this new map project all along. Using the software, I can add and remove attributes such as milage, max elevation, average speed, hyperlinks, HTML code, and other data to show in a dialog box when clicked. We can also use these attributes to style the tracks based on their values. 

Using ArcGIS, we can now provide online, interactive maps with real-time data paired with our GPS track and POI collection. This means our new Adventure The map shows current weather, current radar, current fire conditions, all updated every 15 minutes. Furthermore, ArcGIS offers an easy way to download the contents of the map on our ArcGIS profile. Therefore, we can direct you to our profile under a certain category to find the links. 

We do have our Adventure Map page here on the website. You can always find this map in the navigation menu at the top of the screen. But for your enjoyment, we will embed the map below, along with a link to the downloads. 

May you have a blessed weekend. Happy Trails! 






    

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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.


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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