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Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop

Monday, December 9, 2019

Other Names

Bartlett Dam Rd, Bartlett Single Track, Tonto National Forest, Pima Single Track, Wildcat, Granite Mountain Multiuse Area, Pima And Dynamite, The Powerlines, FSR 513

Last Known StatusOpen

This area of Tonto National Forest offers a good mix of trails including some single track, double track, sand washes and banked turns. The climate is hot and dry and there is no shade. Water and other services are not available either, but there are plenty of places to boat, camp and ski at nearby Bartlett Lake on the Verde River. The Jojoba paved boat launch and marina has sloping beaches and scenic mountain views.

*Note that some of the trails to the south of Wildcat Staging area (Granite Mountain Multi-Use Trails) have been closed to motorized use since May 2008 due to dust control ordinances. The closed areas have been marked and fenced off, but the vast majority of the areas immediately surrounding the Wildcat staging area are open.

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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 ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas
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 CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingUnknownNot Recommended
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on the trail
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic
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TERRAIN

Approx Size48,000 acres (75 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail40
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation2600 to 3300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
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.Nonenot much true single-track, mostly ATV double track
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little
Comment* Much of the total area is closed so there are significantly fewer trails and less riding area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Shell Gas Station
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Shell Gas Station
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (W)Carefree
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (W)Camelot RV Park (928) 634-3011
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (W)Camelot RV Park (928) 634-3011
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (W)Cave Creek Recreation Area (623) 465-0431
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Bashas (480) 488-1797

FEES & PASSES

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

RATINGS

Proslarge, free, almost no rocks, fun and winding trails
Consno services, no shade
Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
Fall - Spring
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityScottsdale, AZ
AddressBartlett Dam Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Phoenix, AZ
1) Take Hwy 101 to exit 36
2) Turn right (north) off the exit ramp, continue 11.9 miles
3) Turn right (east) on E. Cave Creek Blvd., continue 4.2 miles
4) Turn right on Bartlett Dam Road, continue 1 mile
5) Turn right on FS-2095, continue .8 miles to staging area.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoTonto National Forest - Cave Creek Ranger Station
40202 N. Cave Creek Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
(480) 595-3300
mailroom_r3_tonto@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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This is typical of the trails here - mostly flat, no rocks, and lots of bumps.

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Kawasaki KX Off-Road Bike at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

Looking down at some of the trails surrounding the Wildcat staging area.

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Motorbike at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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Kawasaki KX Motorcycle at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

FR-2090 runs under the power lines for miles. (* This area may be off limits now.)

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Kawasaki KX Motorcycle at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

Wildcat Staging Area

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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Dirt Bike at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV wheelying at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

There is a open play area with a few jumps at the Wildcat staging area.

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A trail at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

Looking down at the trails surrounding the Wildcat staging area.

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A trail at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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Kawasaki KX Off-Road Bike at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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Kawasaki KX Trail Bike at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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Kawasaki KX Motorcycle at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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Kawasaki KX Dirt Bike at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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Kawasaki KX Motorbike at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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Kawasaki KX Motorcycle at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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OHV at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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Scenic view at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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Motorbike at Pima-Bartlett Motorcycle Loop Trail

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