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Thornton Pits

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Thornton Pits, Arizona

Last Known StatusClosed

This was a small area of state trust land consisting simply of a large dirt play pit with scattered debris, some small jumps and a make-shift motocross track. Located across the road from Motoland MX Park, it was once an area where locals liked to play ride. Dry and dusty, however, this area is not available for legal riding and could be hazardous. We do NOT recommend riding at this area. (Also, please read our disclaimer notice at the bottom of each state list page).

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityCasa Grande, AZ
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From: Casa Grande, AZ
1) Take I-8 west to exit 172 (Thornton Rd.)
2) Turn right (south) off the exit ramp, continue .5 miles
3) Turn right (west) on Hannah Rd., continue 1.5 miles
4) When you approach the main entrance for Motoland on the left look to the right for a dirt road. That is the area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, hard-packed dirt pit play area
LandState Trust Land

RATINGS

Prosfree
Consscattered debris, no shade, no amenities
Our RatingRatingFair    
Recommended StayHalf Day
Winter/Spring
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles1
Miles Of Trail2
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation1400 to 1420 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
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 no trees.None
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis trail has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis vacant land has almost all sand or gravel pits.All
Single TrackThis vacant land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis vacant land has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has almost all intersections.All
Rider TrafficThe vacant land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis vacant land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis vacant land has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
scattered debris
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNoState Trust Land - laws subject to change
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
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
Prohibited
BicyclesProhibited
HikingNot Recommended
HorsebackNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNoNot Recommended
Prohibited
Cross CountryPermitted
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/PeriodicRiders may be ticketed.
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Casa Grande Regional Medical Center (520) 426-6300
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Shell/Casa Grande (520) 426-1218
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Shell/Casa Grande (520) 426-1218
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Campground Buena Tierra (520) 836-3500
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Campground Buena Tierra (520) 836-3500
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Campground Buena Tierra (520) 836-3500
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NE)Campground Buena Tierra (520) 836-3500
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Shell/Casa Grande (520) 426-1218
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (NE)Salt River Tubing & Recreation (480) 984-3305
Body of Water Water Body30+ Miles (NE)Salt River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (NW)Lake Pleasant Regional Park (928) 501-1710

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoArizona State Land Department
1616 West Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-2753
inquiry@land.az.gov

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