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Alto Pit OHV Area

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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 StatusOpen

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 CityPrescott, 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

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

QUALITY

Proslots of tight twisty trails, nice staging area, services, low price
Consrelatively small, no single track
RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Spring/Fall

TERRAIN

Square Miles1
Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation6100 to 6800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Fewmostly dry
Small JumpsThis trail has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.Nonemostly ATV double track
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Fewnear main staging area
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has no hazards.None
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesAZGFD sticker required
Dates OpenDaily Year-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(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 RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNoriding hours dawn to dusk
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementSomeOn-Site Office/Station
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.

FEES

ParkingYes ($5.00)
Free on Wednesdays
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $14.00
RV: $14.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
Double Camp Site - $28/night

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (E)Yavapai Regional Medical Center (928) 445-2700
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (E)Star Mart (928) 771-0636
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (E)Prescott
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (E)Prescott
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Willow Lake RV Park (800) 940-2845
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Willow Lake RV Park (800) 940-2845
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (NE)Yavapai Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (E)Safeway (928) 445-4550
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (E)Watson Lake
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site Willow Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (E)Watson Lake

CONTACTS

Contact InfoPrescott National Forest - Bradshaw Ranger District
344 So. Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 443-8000
dmaneely@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoArizona Game & Fish Department
(602) 942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
CommentOHV Decal Info

COMMENTS

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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 doing 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 at 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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Scenic view 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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