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Alto Pit OHV Area

Monday, April 14, 2014
Alt Names Little Granit Mountain, Two Rock Mountain, Pole Spring, Alto Spring, Clark Spring, Prescott National Forest, Iron Springs Rd, Granite Spring, Akali Spring, Mint Wash, Alkali Spring, Black Jack Spring, Bradshaw Ranger District
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

This OHV area consists of a granite pit and many surrounding ATV trails that range from beginner to intermediate. There is a 'Tot Lot' and beginner loop near the main entrance that offers a wide variety of terrain on a fun little trail loop. Amenities include picnic tables, restrooms, as well as a pavillion and group areas. Camping is available in one of the many individual campsites.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Prescott, AZ
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From: Prescott, AZ
1) Take Hwy 89 north to W. Gurley Street
2) Turn left (west) on W. Gurley Street, continue .3 miles
3) Turn right (north) on Grove Avenue, continue 1.16 miles (Grove Avenue turns into Miller Valley Road)
4) Turn left (north-west) on Iron Springs Road, continue 5.4 miles.
5) Look for a gated entrance on the right (north)
6) RVs should proceed through first staging area to the second for more open area.
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail
Land National Forest
QUALITY
Pros lots of tight twisty trails, nice staging area, services, low price
Cons relatively small, no single track
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
Spring/Fall
TERRAIN
Square Miles 1
Miles Of Trail 20
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 6100 to 6800 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has little sandy areas.Little
Mud The trail has little mud after it rains.Little
Dust The trail has some dust on typical days.Some
Rocks This trail has little rocks.Little
Trees The trail has many trees.Many
Steep Hills This trail has no steep hills.None
Water Crossings The trail has few water crossings.Few mostly dry
Small Jumps This trail has many small jumps.Many
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel Pits This national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This national forest has no single track trails.None mostly ATV double track
Roads This national forest has few roads.Few near main staging area
Intersections This trail has some intersections.Some
Rider Traffic The national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
Shade This national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/Gunfire This national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
Hazards This trail has no hazards.None
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has no expert terrain.None
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes AZGFD sticker required
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width Yes (50 inches) has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted (maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted (maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Youth Only required for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction Not Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
Night Riding No riding hours dawn to dusk
Cross Country Prohibited stay on trail
Alcohol No Restriction
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement Some On-Site Office/Station
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.
FEES
Parking Yes ($5.00)
Free on Wednesdays
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping Yes
Tent: $14.00
RV: $14.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
Double Camp Site - $28/night
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (E) Yavapai Regional Medical Center (928) 445-2700
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (E) Star Mart (928) 771-0636
Diesel Diesel 1-5 Miles (E) Prescott
Potable Water Water 1-5 Miles (E) Prescott
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (NE) Willow Lake RV Park (800) 940-2845
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (NE) Willow Lake RV Park (800) 940-2845
Primitive Camping Campground 1-5 Miles (NE) Yavapai Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store 1-5 Miles (E) Safeway (928) 445-4550
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (E) Watson Lake
Body of Water Water Body On Site Willow Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (E) Watson Lake
CONTACTS
Contact Info Prescott National Forest - Bradshaw Ranger District
344 So. Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 443-8000
dmaneely@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact Info Arizona Game & Fish Department
(602) 942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
Comment OHV Decal Info
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Alto Pit OHV Area Trail Photo

Alto Pit OHV Area Trail

This boulder marks the entrance of the beginner loop next to the Tot Lot. This trail is a short but very fun twisty!
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OHV at Alto Pit OHV Area Trail

Trails wind though a beautiful ponderosa pine forest.
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OHV popping a wheelie at Alto Pit OHV Area Trail

The play area is a good place to pop a wheelie!
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OHV at Alto Pit OHV Area Trail

Trails are mostly smooth with some nice berms.
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Most of the trails look like this - smooth and wide.
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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Alto Pit OHV Area Trail

Entrance to the 'Tot Lot'.
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Amenities example at Alto Pit OHV Area Trail

Picnic tables are surrounded by pine trees.
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There are only a few short sections of rocks.
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Scenery from Alto Pit OHV Area Trail

A nice shot of the play area.
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There are only a few technical sections.
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Panoramic mountain views are plentiful here.
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The play area is a lot of fun.
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Scenery at Alto Pit OHV Area Trail

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Some terrain at Alto Pit OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Alto Pit OHV Area Trail

This area is a great place to take beginners.
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