In addition to current closures by the State Land Commissioner, many cities & counties now restrict the operation & parking of motorized vehicles on unsurfaced roads and vacant lots. Your Arizona State Land Recreation Permit requires you to obey all laws within the relevant jurisdiction. Check with the County and/or City Law enforcement to determine what rules apply.
Please refer to the New Local Laws & Ordinances map. to determine if your proposed activity is within one of these jurisdictions. Read more about the Land Department's Dust Abatement and Management efforts on our Air Quality web page.
OHV Brochure & Map: The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Arizona State Parks has produced the Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Guide: OHV Laws and Places to Ride brochure. In it, you will find answers to many common OHV questions including "where can I ride?" Make sure to check out the map on page 12 (PDF page 8).
The Desert Wells Multi-use Area now has designated trails available for OHV travel. All OHV must be properly licensed according to MVD regulations. A recreation permit is required to stage/ park on Arizona Trust Land. Trust Land depicted in the Desert Wells Multi-use Area map is currently leased for grazing purposes. Holders of a recreation permit shall respect the grazing lessees rights, and will not interfere with the grazing operations.
Due to structural failure of Skyline Road and public safety concerns, Pinal County has closed the road. "Access C" will be unavailable until further notice.
State Game Fish and Parks
Please visit our sister agencies' websites for more information on Off-Highway Vehicle programs run by State Parks and Game & Fish.
Other Recreational Opportunities
Many organizations, government entities and businesses have secured the right to use Trust Land for their communities, members & clients.
As new Right of Ways and Special Land Use Permits are issued, they will be featured on this “Places to Go” page. If you are an existing “Permittee” of Arizona Trust Land, in good standing and would like to see your Recreational opportunity featured on our “Places to Go” page, please contact the Recreation Permitting Program at 602-542-2119.
Perpetual Right of Ways
To date the Arizona Trail Association has provided more than $250,000 to the beneficiaries for this non-motorized recreational trail. Additional funds will be received upon the completion of an additional pending Right of Way
In 2007, Maricopa County obtained a public Right of Way for a non-motorized trail system from the Land Trust and compensated the Trust Beneficiary “Common Schools” $490,991 for its use.
Together, these businesses provided over $100,000.00 to the Trust Beneficiaries last fiscal year. A Recreation Permit is not needed to patronize these businesses on Arizona Trust Land.