AZ Peace Trail
About the Arizona Peace Trail
The Arizona Peace Trail (AZPT) is the ultimate off-road adventure for dirt bikes, ATV/UTV & Jeep/4-wheeler enthusiasts!! This 750-mile loop trail spans three counties (La Paz, Yuma & Mohave) in western Arizona and traverses from Bullhead City & Kingman to the north down through the desert to Yuma. From the trees through the Hualapai Mountains - to the expansive desert and along the Colorado River, the Peace Trail provides a natural experience. Off Highway Vehicle clubs and local, county, state & federal agencies have come together to create this journey. Riders from across the nation are waiting for this off-road experience. Come explore and experience Western Arizona by means of a multi-day trek through thousands of miles of desert trails under open skies, while seeing the communities along the way that have helped make this trail possible. It's a loop trail, so pick where you wish to start, and how fast you ride, how many times you stop and take a picture of some unique items or vistas along the trail, will dictate how long it will take to finish. THere are hotels and restaurants for those who wish; or for the truly outdoor enthusiast, there are countless places to spend the night roughing it. This is YOUR outdoor adventure.
This Adventure is setup as a 5 day ride completing the complete loop. The ride will start and finish near the Arizona and California border on Interstate 10. Each days ride will end at a Motel and riders will eat in restaurants along the way. That will be part of the fun. There is a lot of color in back Arizona. Rider will need to carry there own gear in there vehicle. Some motorcycle riders may be able to talk others into carrying some gear for them.
There are route option along the way with preferences to UTV or Jeeps or Motorcycles.
Navigation Made Easy
We have made navigation easy for riders by developing a custom GPS chip to simply install into your Garmin gps or BMW gps unit. We have also made matching paper ride maps that you can carry directly with you for quick reference and colorabation with your friends.
I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!
The cost to join this 5 day ride is $580 for a single rider sharing a room with another rider or $960 for a couple or family sharing a double room. This covers your lodging for the 4 nights during the ride This also covers your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS Map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.
Sorry the ride is full, but I often get cancellations, so add your name to the Waiting list and you can still possible join.
After your signup riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions
Note: Riders must make full payment by March 1st, 2019
Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.
Do not sign up for this ride unless you are serious about coming. I take your signup very seriously and start planning for you the minute you sign up. If you need to cancel up to one month prior to the ride start date I will give you a full refund but I will keep $100 to cover the planning work. Sorry but I make non refundable commitments myself so it gets hard for me. "I hate this world of non refundable deals myself." If you need to cancel within one month of the ride I cannot give a refund unless I can find a replacement rider. In the case of finding a replacement rider, I will gladly give you the full refund minus the $100 to cover the planning work. In the event of ride cancellation, you will be given a full refund.
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View the ride maps
OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.
I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride. At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool. If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail. I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!
The Blue lines are MAIN routes
The Red lines are Harder routes
The Green lines are Easy options
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints
How does the ride navigation work?
This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own. You are responsible for your own riding. You will be given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit. People will hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and tend to ride together. You are not encouraged to ride alone. You are responsible for your own riding and yourself.
(see my ride Navigation Video)
Are you right for this ride?
When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help? You should be in the more likely to offer help camp. This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help. Additionally there is all the normal stuff, come prepared to maintain your bike, fix your bike on the trail, repair flat tires, deal with bad weather and rain and make a joke or two.
How do I make the GPS stuff so easy?
I develop very high quality ride maps custom for our ride. They come from much of what I and others have ridden. I take the best from all my rides and make new ones.
(See my Custom Ride Maps Video)
Note from me, gpsKevin
My goal for this ride is simple, great riding, so you can count on great routes and places to ride.
But in addition: the ride is about discovering new places, meeting new friends, seeing new parts of the Southwest.
Q; What do I do if I don't have a garmin gps?
A: Buy one, you need it, we will show you how to use it. You can get a great one for under $200 bucks. ( See gpsKevin's gps recommendations)
Q: Is the riding really on my own?
A: Yes, but almost everyone hooks up and rides with a friend, or a new friend or me.
Who is going on the ride?
Tim & Joy B, Anaheim, CA
RZR Super Duper
gpsKevin & gpsJane, Escondido, CA
Joe B, Arcadia, CA
Valentino C, Garden Grove, CA
Louie A, Woodland, CA
Charles & Diane C, Corona, CA
Razor 1000 2 seater
Chris C & Gary C, Sebastopol, CA
Dirk L, Prescott Valley, AZ
KTM 500 EXC