ATV Trails


                
                                                          
                                                      
                                                     
                                                       
                                                                      


Outlaw Trails

Registration Fees cover any and all events and activities held at the Eagar-Springerville Event Center (Rodeo Grounds) during the Jamboree. The Apache County ATV club sponsors the Outlaw Trail Jamboree and as a part of the jamboree activities, Apache County ATV club member volunteers will be available to share their knowledge of the area and show our guests their favorite places in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona and to tell a few “tall tales.”   Group rides are open to everyone and you can sign up for various rides each evening starting on Tuesday, September 2nd.  Ride groups are limited in size and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

As in the past, anyone wishing to participate in a trail ride MUST sign an insurance waiver and agree to follow our safety guidelines before being allowed to participate.  For further information, please call our toll-free number (866) 520-3569.

Safety & Preparation

Observe all safety precautions, laws and ordinances outlined in the “Safety” section of the registration packet, particularly the use of helmets, eye-protection, long-sleeved shirts, long pants, boots and gloves.  To participate in the Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree, you will be required to sign a waiver of liability when you pick up your participant packet.  All trail rides will leave from the Rodeo Grounds between 7:00 A.M and 8:00 A.M. unless otherwise stated. All Trail Descriptions are classed as to the difficulty of the trail and riders skill and experience. “Never-ridden”, for the person who requires the very easiest of trails; “Beginner,” for riders with limited ATV experience & who require easy trails; “Intermediate”, for the somewhat experienced, but skilled, competent rider, who wants more challenging trails; “Advanced”, for the rider who is more experienced and who can handle the most challenging and demanding trails. We assume that each rider will accurately assess their own abilities and choose those trails which will not offer more challenges beyond their experience or ability.

All trails/roads used by jamboree participants are understood to be two-way. Even on narrow trails, you may find someone coming on an ATV from the opposite direction. Watch carefully for oncoming traffic on all roads and trails. Please be courteous to other riders.

On each trail, you will want to be prepared for possible rain, wind, or cold evening weather. Please pack snacks, food, water, extra gas, as needed on the trail. A raincoat or parka would be a good idea to have. September is the end of our summer monsoon weather and an afternoon rain shower could be a problem. You will want to pack your camera or binoculars for wildlife viewing and pictures. The mountain is rich with wildlife.

Volunteer club member ride leaders will review the rules with all participants before your departure. If you have any questions regarding these rules please ask the Volunteers.

1. Each participant is responsible for his or her own safety.

2. AZ ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree complies with AZ State Law:  http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/arizona_ohv_trails.shtml  

Kids and OHVs
Supervise children under 16 years of age. One of the first questions you should ask is whether your child is old enough, big enough and mature enough to handle an off-highway vehicle. Certainly, you know your child better than anyone, but evaluate them as objectively as you can…their safety is at stake. Download the pamphlet “Parents, Youngsters and All-Terrain Vehicles” at www.atvsafety.org to help you evaluate:
◆ Physical development. 
◆ Visual perception/motor development. 
◆ Social/emotional development. 
◆ Reasoning and decision-making ability.
Ride the Proper Size OHV. Children should NEVER ride OHVs designed for adults. There are size and age appropriate OHVs designed for children, and they are intended for one operator with no passenger. Always follow manufacturer minimum age recommendations, and make sure your kids only ride with the appropriate safety equipment. Parents are responsible for their children’s safety

Required Protective Gear
Helmet: A helmet is the most important piece of equipment you can wear. A minimum DOT-safety rated motorcycle helmet is required for all operators and passengers of all OHVs who are under 18 years of age and strongly recommended for ALL OHV operators and passengers. DOT-rated helmets offer the only protection against head injuries in the event of an accident and also protect against discomfort
from windblast, cold, noise, vegetation and flying objects.  Eye Protection: Motorcycle goggles or a fullface shield must be worn to protect against eye injuries from flying debris. They reduce dust which  irritates the eyes and impairs vision. Get high-quality lenses, clear or tinted.  (We recommend wearing long pants, long sleeve shirts, goggles, boots that protect the ankles & gloves).

3. NO Alcohol or illegal drugs will be allowed while on the trails.  This constitutes grounds for immediate dismissal from the Jamboree.

4. Don’t leave your group without informing the volunteer ride leaders.  They will not leave anybody!  If you get lost from your group, we will search until you are found.  In the unlikely event you do get lost, stop and stay where you are we will find you!  Searching for a moving target is very difficult; as you could be miles from your last known location in just minutes.

5. No passing other participants while traveling the trail, space is usually for managing dust.

6. When stopping for any reason, always keep the road open for other traffic. Motorcycles and quads might come racing through, you need to leave them some room and don’t stand in their way either, you could be seriously injured.

7. Each participant is required to wait for the participant behind him or her at each fork or turn on the trail. Watch for the participant behind you all of the time.  - if  he/she stops for any reason, stop and wait.  This will cause a chain reaction and keep the group together.  If you get to a fork and don’t know which way to go, stop and wait for help…even if  it takes hours, if you stay on the known trail we will find you!  If you head down a trail your volunteer ride leader did not use, it could take hours and hours to find you.  If you head down a trail that is not where the group went, you just became a volunteer ride leader because everybody behind you will follow.  Please realize that these trails have been selected by our volunteers because they are their own personal favorite trails and mostly unmarked.  Be assured that your volunteer ride leaders are very knowledgeable of the trails;  for your safety, please stay with the group.

8. Turn lights on and assure plenty of spacing between participants due to dust or trail conditions.  Running with your lights on will help the person in front and back of you see you easily and know that you are following.

9. Ensure you have plenty of fuel and water for the length of the trail, plus some reserve of both.

10. Each participant needs to travel at his or her own pace, these guidelines provide assurance nobody will get lost or left behind. It is critical that you ride at your own pace, at your own comfort level. If you ride beyond your comfort level; (1) you are no longer having a good time, and (2) that increases the odds of an accident. Our ultimate goal is to show you our beautiful White Mountains and have you come back to the rodeo grounds at the end of each day ready to participate in the remaining activities of the day.

11. Inform the volunteer ride leaders if you are a beginner ATV Rider as they will ask that you ride towards the front of the pack.

12. There are some restrooms available on some trails.  If you need to stop while the group is moving, go ahead, but this needs to be kept to a minimum. All participants will then come to a stop so the group can stay together. If you do stop, leave your ATV near the trail so those behind you will know somebody has stopped. Our volunteer ride leaders will not pass an ATV on the trail.

These rules are to ensure a safe and enjoyable trail ride for all participants. They provide you with an understanding on how the Jamboree Volunteers will manage guiding hundreds of participants safely over hundreds of miles of trails through the beautiful White Mountains.

Relax and Enjoy the ride, the Arizona Jamboree will take care of the rest!

ATV Preparation (Jetting, Repairs)

Make sure that your ATV is jetted for 6 to 9 thousand feet and If you need help jetting your ATV or UTV we will have several ATV Dealers on hand to assist you.

# 13 Coronado "Marathon" Trail

SUGGESTIONS FOR THE CORONADO MARATHON TRAIL:

This trail is definitely a MARATHON TRAIL (approximately 218 miles round-trip)!!  Please be prepared!

Check the following:

Machine is in good, working condition   

Jetted for High Altitude (over 9,000)
Clean Air Filters
Check Chains
Check Tires (tire repair kits a great idea)
Working Headlights
4-Wheel Drive strongly recommended
Note: If for some reason you break down we will have volunteer staff available to help you get back to town and, if possible, help get your ATV repaired. If your machine is able to continue on, we will have someone drive you and your machine back up to Hannagan Meadows so you can complete the trail the next day.  We cannot guarantee that you will be able to finish this particular trail ; however, we will do our best to help you get back with your group or on another trail.

Proper Gear:  Layering works well, weather can change within minutes, especially during monsoon season.

Bad Weather:  Rain gear and warm clothes, our monsoons make the weather unpredictable!  Check out the weather before you go on the ride.

Dry Weather:   Bandanas for dust & sun screen, don't forget water.

You are responsible for your own extra gas, food, and snacks on this trail. Gas & food stops can be made in Alpine. While in Alpine, visit Bear Wallow for their awesome Bear Wallow burger (about $6) at the Bear Wallow Cafe.  The Hannagan Meadows Lodge Restaurant is not always open and gas is not always available at the store.  This beautiful trail will be a great experience and awesome memory for you.  If you have any further questions, or concerns, please call our toll free number:  (866)-520-3569

Terms & Conditions

We are in the process of working with the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in getting permanent trails approved. We hope to see many of these trails approved as permanent trails for the near future. Each Jamboree participant will receive a free map of atv routes open to the public on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

Please pay close attention to the length of the trail you are signing up for each day.  Each participant needs enough fuel for the total mileage of the ride plus 20% for safety. If gas is available on the trail, it will be noted.

Some days you might be seeing part of the same trail on your way to another trail.  As we develop these trails in the coming years, we hope to have many new trails and starting points. Thanks for your patience with us! Several of the trails require that you be willing and able to transport your own ATV to designated staging areas with the group – this allows you to see more of eastern Arizona’s beautiful country.  The Jamboree Volunteers cannot be responsible for the transportation of participants ATVs to these more remote areas of the Outlaw Trail, however, some volunteer ride leaders and other Jamboree participants may have unused trailer space and may be willing to share transportation if you ask around. Remember to “Tread Lightly” on these trails. Responsible riding, with respect for the land and the trails, will preserve your right to ride. Please don’t abuse this privilege.

Geo Caching:

**This notes that this trail has geo-cache sites along the way. For those that don’t know - Geo caching is a fun adventure game for GPS users. You will be provided with GPS coordinates to use along these trails for clues to find the “cache”. The rules are simple:

 1. Take something from the cache – some caches are true “Outlaw Stashes!”  You will find cash prizes, ATV Raffle tickets, and other surprises.

 2. Leave something in the cache (preferably not food!), for others to find.

 3. Write about it in the logbook. The logbook can contain much valuable, rewarding, and entertaining information.  A logbook might contain information about nearby attractions, coordinates to other caches, and even jokes written by visitors. If you get some information from a logbook, you should give some back. At the very least you can leave the date and time you visited the cache. Please do not move any of the caches you find for the benefit of others.

Environmental Concerns

Please Read the following carefully:

We are concerned with the environment, too.  We ask that all riders on any trail keep their ATV on designated roads and trails at all times. Be mindful of the grass, brush and vegetation as you ride and do your part to help us keep our forests beautiful and open!  Volunteer members of the Apache County ATV club who have a vested interest in the surrounding areas do their part to ensure that trails are safe and passable.  There are a number of smaller stream crossings on the established trail systems. When crossing streams, always cross at 90 degrees to the stream flow; this is the shortest path to the other side.  Most stream beds consist of rock so your crossing will not stir up any sediment.  However, this may not be the case in some of the smaller streams.  Please cross slowly and try not to damage the muddy bottom.

Please be aware of sensitive riparian areas adjacent to many streams. While the established trail will not traverse these areas, you must be careful not to cause any damage when you cross streams. Avoid running over any vegetation, including young trees, shrubs and grasses. Again, stay in the established wheel tracks and follow the trail.  Please be sensitive to the needs of wildlife, livestock, ranchers, horsemen, hunters and other uses and users of the trail.  Do not harass the wildlife or livestock.

It has been suggested that upon sighting wildlife, riders slow down or stop their machines, leave the engines running, and stay on their ATV.  Most animals will not be alarmed by your passing or watching. However, if you stop quickly, turn off your engine and climb off your machine, the change seems to alert them and they will tend to move away from you. Remember, this is their habitat and we MUST respect their “space.” 

If trails should be blocked by downed trees or other obstacles, please do not make your way around them. This practice establishes parallel trails, which is to be avoided at all times. Instead, with the help of the group if necessary, remove the obstacle and proceed within the established trail.
DO NOT pioneer any new trails, stay on the existing trailheads.
                                                                                       

Tread lightly!  Leave no trace that you were there.  Always leave the trail better than you found it.

Please help eliminate trash that may be found along the way.  As for your own trash, “If you pack it in, pack it out.”

Thank you for protecting the trails and contributing to their maintenance and upkeep, it is extremely important to keep our forest clean and pristine.

 

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