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Arizona Peace Trail

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Other Names

Sunkist Trail, Sun Kist Trail, La Posa OHV Routes, Hualapai Mountains, Hualapai ATV Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular, 675 mile long loop offers a good mix of old mining and county roads and is marked with both BLM and Arizona Peace Trail carsonite markers. The route takes riders through canyons, sand washes, rolling hills and by historic old homesteads.

The loop runs north and south and goes by and through the towns of Bouse, Parker, Lake Havasu, Salome, Quartzsite, Yuma, Kingman and Wikieup. The trail is open year-round but the best time to ride depends on the season. The northern loop is best explored during the summer months while the southern segment is best done during the winter months.

There are numerous places to access the loop but there are some designated staging areas. The most recent staging area was added in October 2021 in Quartzsite which features 1.5 acre parking area, restrooms and a camp host site.

Another good staging area is located at the Hualapai Mountain Park, which features a campground with water and electric hookups, vault toilets and loading ramps. Visitors should note that the campground closes for the season around late Ocotober until early spring.

There is no fee charged to ride this trail but all OHVs must have a current Arizona OHV Sticker. The trail winds through mostly BLM land, where camping is free but limited to 14-days. For longer stays check out the Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVAs) that are located in and around Quartzsite.

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Permit RequiredYesAZGFD sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round but best time to visit is October through March.
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
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)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
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 Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingYes
Trail BlazingProhibitedno trailblazing
Rule Enforcement


Miles Of Trail675
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation1000 to 1020 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly MaintainedMarked with BLM and Arizona Peace Trail carsonite markers.
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis BLM land has mostly roads.Mostly
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
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


AreaMotorized Trails


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Chevron (928) 927-6320
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Chevron (928) 927-6320
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SE)Arizona Sun RV Park (928) 927-5057
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SE)Arizona Sun RV Park (928) 927-5057
Primitive Camping CampgroundQuartzsite, AZ
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Chevron (928) 927-6320




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay3-5 Days
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Nearest CityQuartzsite, AZ
AddressE Quail Trail Street, Quartzsite, AZ 85346
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Quartzsite, AZ
1) Take Main Street East about 1 mile
2) Turn left (north) onto Plymouth Road, continue about 2 miles
3) Turn right (east) onto Quail Street, continue .2 miles
4) Staging area is on the left (north).


Contact InfoBLM - Yuma Field Office
2555 E. Gila Ridge Road
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 317-3200
Contact InfoArizona State Parks
(602) 542-6942
(602) 542-2146
CommentArizona State Parks OHV Sticker Info


Arizona Peace Trail Photo

Arizona Peace Trail

The main staging area offers plenty of room for parking, a large gazebo, picnic tables, restrooms and trash cans. Photo Submitted 8/14/2022 (Thanks!)

Arizona Peace Trail Photo

Arizona Peace Trail

The Arizona Peace Trail is perfect for large bikes, UTVs and ATVs. Photo Submitted 8/14/2022 (Thanks!)

Arizona Peace Trail Photo

Arizona Peace Trail

The trail is wide with light to moderate elevation changes, perfect for beginners and wider vehicles. Photo Submitted 8/14/2022 (Thanks!)

Arizona Peace Trail Photo

Arizona Peace Trail

The gazebo features plenty of shade, picnic tables and trash cans. Photo Submitted 8/14/2022 (Thanks!)

Arizona Peace Trail Photo

Arizona Peace Trail

This is the main entrance for the staging area. Photo Submitted 8/14/2022 (Thanks!)

Arizona Peace Trail Photo

Arizona Peace Trail

The main staging area is paved and offers plenty of room for large trailers to turn around. Photo Submitted 8/14/2022 (Thanks!)

Arizona Peace Trail Photo

Arizona Peace Trail

The trailhead is located a short distance from the staging area. Look for the two water towers. Photo Submitted 8/14/2022 (Thanks!)

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