Jamboree 2017



Apache County ATV will participate in a Jamboree titled “White Mountain UTV Jamboree”. In past years and Jamborees, the club was responsible for producing the Jamboree. This year’s Jamboree will be produced by Arizona Offroad Productions (AZOP). The club will only be responsible for organizing and leading trail rides. The Jamboree will be Thursday through Monday, August 31st through September 3rd. All information relating to registration will be found on AZOP’s website at http://whitemountainutvjamboree.com . Details about the Jamboree are currently being developed, as they are developed they will be available on this website. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting upcoming event.


Jamboree trail ride reservations – Advance trail ride reservations can be made by sending an email to apachecountyatv@apachecountyatv.org. Included in the email must be the following:

  1. The name of the trail
  2. The day of the trial ride
  3. The numbers of ride participants
  4. The type or types of OHVs (quads, side by sides, 2 seat or 4 seat, motorcycle)

Signing up for a trail ride, excluding the Hannigan Meadow overnight ride, can also be done on the day prior to the trail ride inside the Blue Building at the rodeo grounds.

Friday - morning rides:

Hannigan Meadow overnight loop, 200 miles- ride leader Marty Hetrick. This trail ride is not a difficult ride, but is a very long ride and frequently very muddy ride. Portions of the return trail travel over high water dams/bars where there is a good chance 4 seat OHVs will high center. The trail is doable for these machines, but they will definitely drag bottom. The trail on Friday is mostly east of highway 191and mostly west of highway 191 on Saturday. The ride will depart the Eagar rodeo grounds at 7am on Friday morning, stop for fuel in Alpine, arrive at the lodge mid to late afternoon. There will not be a lunch stop in Alpine due the Holiday restaurant crowding. It will be necessary to carry a lunch. Fuel will be available at the lodge, either for sale by the lodge or by a member of the Apache County ATV club. There will be a club vehicle available to transport personal items from the rodeo grounds to the lodge and back to the rodeo grounds. The ride will depart the lodge 8 to 8:30am Saturday morning and arrive back at the rodeo grounds late afternoon. The ride does not stop in Alpine on the return ride for fuel or lunches, so it is necessary to carry sufficient fuel for traveling 100+ miles. Supper Friday evening, breakfast and sack lunches Saturday are the responsibility of ride participants. Ride participants need to be reasonably certain their machines are good running condition. Some portions of the trail are not easily accessible if it becomes necessary to recover an inoperable machine.

This ride is limited to 10 machines. If you wish to participate in this fun and exciting ride, send an email to the listed email address to secure a ride position. Next, contact the Hannigan Meadow lodge at 928-339-4370 to obtain lodge reservations. It is not necessary to stay in the lodge. There is a camping area at the lodge where tents can be set up. After obtaining a reservation at the lodge, or planning to tent camp, send another email to the above email address notifying the club that you are in.

Grizzly trail, 95+ miles, departing from the rodeo grounds 8 am, lunch in Alpine – ride leader Gary Slaughter. This trail ride is rather long, can be very muddy, has some steep rocky portions, and travels through some of the most scenic areas in this part of the state. The trail begins at the rodeo grounds, departing at 8am, stopping for fuel in Alpine, arriving back at the rodeo grounds late afternoon. There will not be a lunch stop in Alpine due the Holiday restaurant crowding. It will be necessary to carry a lunch. Ride participants need to be reasonably certain their machines are good running condition. Some portions of the trail are not easily accessible if it becomes necessary to recover an inoperable machine. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance.

Bear Claw trail, 82 miles, ride leader Bear Nelson. This ride starts in the rodeo grounds, travels via Eagar city streets and forest roads to the Pat Knoll area, the trail starting point, departure time of 8 am. The trail has a small amount of steep and rocky sections, but overall is consider an easy trail. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The ride should return to the rodeo grounds early afternoon.

Juan Garcia trail, 45 miles, trailered ride departing from rodeo grounds, 20 miles to staging area, 8 am – ride leader Bill Fort. This ride begins at the rodeo grounds where it is necessary to trailer the OHV’s to a staging area just north of highway 260 and east of the Sunrise ski area turnoff. This is an easy and very scenic ride. Ride participants should return to the rodeo grounds early afternoon. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance.

Friday - Afternoon rides:

Loco Knoll trail, trail details are still being worked out, approximate distance 30 miles, leaving from the rodeo grounds 1pm, ride leader NOT ASSIGNED.

Ike Clanton loop, 35 miles, leaves from rodeo grounds, easy ride, 1pm – ride leaders Barry and Debbie Williams. This ride travels through portions of the Sipe Wildlife area and the Saffel Canyon area. The ride should return to the rodeo grounds early afternoon.

Night Ride, Milligan Loop, 30 miles, leaving from rodeo grounds, 7 pm, ride leader NOT ASSIGNED.

Saturday - morning rides:

Grizzly trail, 95+ miles, departing from the rodeo grounds 8 am, lunch in Alpine – ride leader Mel Schweigert. This trail ride is rather long, can be very muddy, has some steep rocky portions, and travels through some of the most scenic areas in this part of the state. The trail begins at the rodeo grounds, departing at 8am, stopping for fuel in Alpine, arriving back at the rodeo grounds late afternoon. There will not be a lunch stop in Alpine due the Holiday restaurant crowding. It will be necessary to carry a lunch. Ride participants need to be reasonably certain their machines are good running condition. Some portions of the trail are not easily accessible if it becomes necessary to recover an inoperable machine. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The ride should return to the rodeo grounds late afternoon.

 

Hannigan Meadow Loop, 85 miles, trailered ride, staging area in Alpine, 8 am – ride leader Gary Slaughter. This ride requires trailering from the Eagar rodeo grounds to a staging area in Alpine, a distance of 27 miles. This ride is somewhat difficult, the trail travels over some steep and rocky areas. Portions of the trail travel over high water dams/bars where there is a good chance 4 seat OHVs will high center. The trail is doable for these machines, but they will definitely drag bottom. Ride participants need to be reasonably certain their machines are good running condition. Some portions of the trail are not easily accessible if it becomes necessary to recover an inoperable machine. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The ride should return to the rodeo grounds late afternoon.

Slaughter Circle, 50 miles, trailered ride, 30 miles to staging area, 8 am – ride leader Jack Dyer. The trailered ride departs the Eagar rodeo grounds, travels west on highway 260 to highway 261 (Big Lake road) and south on 261 past Big Lake to staging area. This is ride has a little something for every taste, tall pines, grass lands, road travel, small amount of steep and rocky trail, scenery viewing from a forest fire tower, etc. Portions of the trail travel over high water dams/bars where there is a good chance 4 seat OHVs will high center. The trail is doable for these machines, but they will definitely drag bottom. Ride participants need to be reasonably certain their machines are good running condition. Some portions of the trail are not easily accessible if it becomes necessary to recover an inoperable machine. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The ride should return to the rodeo grounds late afternoon.

Saturday - Afternoon rides:

Riggs Creek trail, 40 miles, departs from rodeo grounds, 1 pm – ride leader Bear Nelson. Details of this ride are still be worked out and will posted at a later date.

Petroglyphs trail, 30 miles, departs from rodeo grounds, 1 pm – ride leader Wayne Norquist. This is an easy ride that will take participants to areas where they can view ancient Indian petroglyphs. The ride should return to the rodeo grounds early afternoon.

Sunday - morning rides:

Juan Garcia trail, 45 miles, trailered ride departing from rodeo grounds, 20 miles to staging area, 8 am – ride leader Mel Schweigert. This ride begins at the rodeo grounds where it is necessary to trailer the OHV’s to a staging area just north of highway 260 and east of the Sunrise ski area turnoff. This is an easy and very scenic ride. Ride participants should return to the rodeo grounds early afternoon. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance.

Indian Tank Hill trail, 51 miles, departs from rodeo grounds, 8 am – ride leader Wayne Norquist. This is an easy trail ride that travels to some very scenic areas. The trail ride leader is very knowledgeable about the area and will provide narrative talks at the frequent stops. The ride should return to the rodeo grounds early afternoon. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance.

Slaughter Circle, 50 miles, trailered ride, 30 miles to staging area, 8 am – ride leader Marty Hetrick. The trailered ride departs the Eagar rodeo grounds, travels west on highway 260 to highway 261 (Big Lake road) and south on 261 past Big Lake to staging area. This is ride has a little something for every taste, tall pines, grass lands, road travel, small amount of steep and rocky trail, scenery viewing from a forest fire tower, etc. Portions of the trail travel over high water dams/bars where there is a good chance 4 seat OHVs will high center. The trail is doable for these machines, but they will definitely drag bottom. Ride participants need to be reasonably certain their machines are good running condition. Some portions of the trail are not easily accessible if it becomes necessary to recover an inoperable machine. Ride participants need to bring a lunch, snacks, water/drinks, and sufficient fuel to travel the trail distance. The ride should return to the rodeo grounds late afternoon.

Sunday - Afternoon rides:

Milligan Loop trail, 40 miles, departs from rodeo grounds, 1 pm – Jeff Olson. Details of this ride are still be worked out and will posted at a later date.

Petroglyphs trail, 30 miles, departs from rodeo grounds, 1 pm – ride leader NOT ASSIGNED. This is an easy ride that will take participants to areas where they can view ancient Indian petroglyphs. The ride should return to the rodeo grounds early afternoon.

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