Four Peaks 4X4 Road

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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.

DISTANCE
26.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4478 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

off road driving
1 hour ago

Very pleasant and scenic drive throughout the Four Peaks mountain range. Light traffic and easy graded dirt road for the most part. Saw one car going by but wouldn't recommend the trail for any low clearance vehicle due to some washed out and rutted in places. Will come back for sure as it was worth the view!

5 days ago

great drive, better scenery...

off road driving
5 days ago

beautiful views, never used 4wd but it was a good time.

off road driving
14 days ago

This was a fun Trail. Went there 2 days in a roll. First trip was mainly finding a spot to shoot and the second trip was for shooting and doing the whole trail to Roosevelt lake to the 60 and back home to chandler. I never had to engaged 4x4. I'm on a stock 2017 Toyota Tundra. Flew by majority of it going around 20-25 mph when it was permitted. Please please if you're out there shooting please pick up some of the trash if you can, or at least pick up after your self. Be part of the solution and not a problem. Other than that enjoy yourselves to what AZ has to offer.

off road driving
1 month ago

This is an amazing trail for the scenery. Not difficult at all. Never put the rig into 4 wheel drive. Nice, cool, getaway. Some really nice spots to take pics as well. Totally recommend.

off road driving
1 month ago

Great beginner trail with excellent views.
Completed in 2wd with no issues.
(2016 Toyota Tacoma)

2 months ago

easy going trail with great views.

what's makes for a nice half day run is:
up 4 peaks from beeline, down the east side to Roosevelt, then south to apache trail and back into AJ/town. great views, some hiking and lakes along the ways.

off road driving
4 months ago

off road driving
4 months ago

off road driving
4 months ago

Great trail. Amazing views. Make sure to have an offline capable GPS when out and about. There is very limited cellular signal out this way.

off road driving
5 months ago

Amazing views, found a couple of hidden camp sites near the high point of the road. Some loose rock in places but a very easy drive.

off road driving
6 months ago

The views were beyond amazing but the trail was VERY bumpy most of the way. Easy trail but you want an SUV for sure! When you get to the end of the trail, if you choose to go back towards Globe just know it's about 2 hours around the mountain! Next time we will probably just turn around and go back thru the trail. We left phoenix and round trip we put on 190 miles from our house n back to go on this 26 mile trail. Just make sure you have all day! It was nice to drive along Roosevelt Lake and the mountain drive back on the 60 was very scenic too!

off road driving
6 months ago

we did this Trail and then look back through Apache Trail to Roosevelt what a good day

7 months ago

pretty simple trail. passenger cars can get around if they are careful.
pine trees for the last 15 minutes or so, mostly brush. there are a few nice places to camp along the creek.

off road driving
7 months ago

Great trail that takes you out to Roosevelt Lake. Most suv's and trucks should have no problem..

off road driving
7 months ago

great views. trails leading off the main road are fun and challanging.

off road driving
7 months ago

Was breaking in new truck. Nice, easy trail. Great views.

off road driving
8 months ago

I love this trail. The views are absolutely breathtaking

9 months ago

Great ride. Very little traffic for a Friday in April. If you want more challenging trails, take the side roads near the cell tower.

off road driving
9 months ago

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.

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