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Red Springs

Monday, December 9, 2019

Other Names

Diablo Mountain, Coronado National Forest, Saucito Mountain, Diablito Spring, Sardina Peak, Nogales Ranger District, Tumacacori Mountains

Last Known StatusOpen

This area was primarily a hunting area with some 4x4 trails and dirt roads but thanks to the hard work of the Trail Riders of Southern Arizona (TRS), USFS and Arizona State Parks, a designated area with about 25 miles of motorized single track trails were recently added. The single track trails are geared for experienced riders and are not beginner friendly.

Large dual sport motorcycles (KLR650, KTM 690, etc) are not recommended since the terrain is narrow, rugged and technical. ATVs, UTVs and larger vehicles are permitted on the forest service roads but are not allowed on the single track trails. The main roads are chunky, and loaded with small sharp rocks - perhaps enough to take the fun out of it for some motorcyclists.

The main staging area near I-19 is small and simple with minimal room and no services but the trailhead near the single track offers an informational kiosk, shade ramada, picnic table and space for about 10 vehicles.

Overnight parking is not permitted at the staging area but dispersed camping is allowed at allowed alongside some designated routes (see Coronado National Forest MVUM for details).

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesAZGFD sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoAll non-residents must purchase an Arizona OHV decal.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areaspermitted on designated forest service roads only
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areaspermitted on designated forest service roads only
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted on designated forest service roads only
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areaspermitted on designated forest service roads only
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome AreasSee FS MVUM map for dispersed camping locations
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNoriding permitted dawn to dusk
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic
CommentSee FS MVUM map for dispersed camping locations - camping not permitted at staging areas. All users are required to clean their equipment prior to using the trail system to avoid spreading invasive plants.
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TERRAIN

Approx Size38,400 acres (60 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail65
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3100 to 4000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Someusually dry but seasonal water crossings
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has some sand or gravel pits.Some
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Someabout 25 miles of single track added
RoadsThis national forest has almost all roads.All
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has no rider traffic on typical days.Nonehunters use area
ShadeThis national forest has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has some shooting ranges or gunfire.Some
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
CommentTrails numbered 480 thru 485 are open to motorcycles, mountain bikes, equestrian and foot traffic only. Trail 486 is open to ATVs, UTVs and Jeeps.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (N)Shell/Green Valley (520) 571-7600
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (N)Shell/Green Valley (520) 571-7600
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (N)Shell/Green Valley (520) 571-7600
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Green Valley RV Resort (520) 625-3900
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Green Valley RV Resort (520) 625-3900
Primitive Camping Campground30+ Miles (SE)Patagonia Lake State Park (520) 287-6965
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)Shell/Green Valley (520) 571-7600

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Prosfree, decent desert scenery
Conslots of sharp rocks, very chunky
Our RatingRatingFair
Recommended StayFull Day
Fall/Winter
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityTubac, AZ
AddressFrontage Road, Tubac, AZ 85646
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Tucson, AZ
1) Take I-19 south to exit 40, about 40 miles
2) Turn right (west) off the exit ramp, continue to the intersection
3) Turn right (north) at stop sign onto the frontange road, continue .3 miles
4) Look for Hunter Access Point sign (Road 684) with a cattleguard on the left, turn here
5) Stage past forest service sign.

For Single Track:
6) Continue west about 4 miles

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoCoronado National Forest - Nogales Ranger District
303 Old Tucson Road
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 281-2296
mailroom_r3_coronado@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoCoronado National Forest - Supervisor's Office
300 W. Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 388-8300
Contact InfoTrail Riders of Southern Arizona
newmembers@trsaz.org
trsaz.org

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Scenic view of Red Springs Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Red Springs Trail

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Red Springs Trail

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Red Springs Trail

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Scenic view of Red Springs Trail

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Close up view of Red Springs single track trail with Forest Service carsonite signage.

The Red Springs single track trail is marked and rated for difficulty. Photo Submitted 9/18/2019 (Thanks!)

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