West Virginia has the Hatfield- McCoy Trail System and Utah has the Paiute Trail.
Now, Arizona enters the OHV-tourism
movement with the Arizona Peace Trail
(la;paz means “peace” in Spanish).
Several OHV clubs throughout western
Arizona formed the Peace Trail
Committee in 2014 to negotiate the
difficulties of organizing and establishing
a trail loop using existing dirt roads and
trails. Working with city, county, state
and federal governments and agencies,
the Peace Trail Committee developed
this new recreational opportunity
complete with staging and camping
areas along the 700-mile route to
attract even more OHV enthusiasts to
the state (see “Behind the Wheel” in
this issue) while also protecting existing
public access to area trails. The Arizona
Peace Trail (AZPT) crosses Mohave,
La Paz and Yuma Counties and links
Havasu, Bullhead City, Kingman,
Wikieup, Wayside, Salome, Dateland,
Wellton, Yuma, Quartzsite and Bouse.
Club and committee members did a
shakedown run of the AZPT on a five-day, point-to-point UTV ride in January,
and the Planet Ranch section of the
APT opened on January 21st with a
special ceremony. There are 10 historic
and scenic points of interests along the
route, and elevations vary from 170 to
7,070 feet, with miles and miles of trail
through majestic saguaro cacti.
NEW 700-MILE TRAIL LOOP COVERING WESTERN AZ!