Four Peaks 4X4 Road is a 26.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fort McDowell, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
Fun SUV road climbs over 5,700-ft. Four Peaks Mountain Range Very popular mountain drive with several great hiking trails. Dispersed camping allowed. Make sure to pack out all trash. Primary access point for heavily-used Rolls OHV Area. Stay on marked roads and trails at all times. Located in Tonto National Forest. For current conditions call Mesa Ranger District (480) 610-3300. Easy. Graded dirt road but washed out and rutted in places. High clearance recommended. Four-wheel drive beneficial. Small stream crossings possible. Snow likely at top late fall and winter.
Great ride. Very little traffic for a Friday in April. If you want more challenging trails, take the side roads near the cell tower.
If you're looking for a challenging 4WD ride, this isn't it. If that's what you're looking for, I give this three stars or even two stars. It does required a high clearance vehicle, and ideally 4WD. It has some rocky and rutted patches along the way, but nothing brutal. If it's rained or snowed lately, you might cross some shallow trickling streams.
However...if you're looking for a half-day to all-day scenic drive with opportunities for hiking, camping or just relaxing and taking in the views...I give this ride four stars. If you start from Hwy 87, the first stretch can be crowded with ATVs. Traffic thins out the farther up you go. And the views get more spectacular the farther up you go. There are a couple forest service trailheads near the top that you might want to check out also. Take your time. Enjoy. The road is almost 30 miles long. It ends at Hwy 188 in Tonto Basin. If you don't want to drive the same way back, hang a right on 188 and it'll take you back to Hwy 87 in about 14 miles.
Road is a bit rough. Went down to Roosevelt lake after we had lunch at the top of 4 peaks. It's another 15 miles from the top to Roosevelt. The road is better on the back side.
Fun and scenic drive. We did it on a Saturday which was probably the wrong call since there were a lot of side-by-sides on the road. Took the 2wd JGC all the way up and over.
easy trail. beautiful views and perfect weather. map on the APP has the wrong direction on the exit. you can see the four peaks so it's easy to find off the highway
We had a great time. Definitely not a difficult drive, but challenging enough to feel like you are not just driving on a dirt road. The sights are awesome and just get better and better as you get closer to the top.
Took my 650 V strom fully dressed through the pass , had a great ride , not to difficult, but don't rush it , great views
Driving up to the trail head was soooo fun!
Easy trail, nice views with access to four peaks trail head and brown peak trail.
Great trail, filled with awesome views.
Very disappointed with the difficult rating. The only thing difficult was the bumpy terrain!! It was like going through a parking lot with speed bumps every 2 feet. Extremely disappointed with the trail but the views of Roosevelt lake on the back side were gorgeous!
This is a beautiful trail, not far from the valley. Amazing views as you gain altitude. You can even continue on the trail down to a small town called Punkin Center, grab a bite to eat or a brew, and make your way back. Weekends are busy...It's a fun trail for 4 wheel drive vehicles, from UTV's, ATV's, Side-by-Sides, and dirt bikes, etc. We, of course, always take the jeeps. :)