Motorized Trail Riding

All Terrain Vehicle Riding on a Trail over a Stream

The White Mountain area has more than 60 miles of trails, from Clay Springs to Pinetop-Lakeside, especially groomed for ATV, OHV, and snowmobiling use.

  1. Maverick Trail
  2. Snowmobiling

The Maverick Trail for Motorized Vehicles

The Maverick Trail is a motorized vehicle trail used by off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in the summer and snowmobiles and OHVs in the winter. Roughly 60 miles in length, the trail opened between Clay Springs and Pinetop-Lakeside in 2010. For the most part, it is rugged and hard-packed terrain.

The Maverick Trail has five trailheads:

  • Burton
  • Clay Springs
  • Panorama Trailhead
  • Sky-Hi
  • Timber Mesa

Trailheads provide a staging area and direct access to gated trails, most of which are limited to machines less than 50 inches in width, though some trails can accommodate machines as wide as 60 inches.

Partner Agencies

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division issues OHV decals, certificates of title, registrations, and license plates. The U.S. Forest Service enforces rules and regulations to ensure safe use. A local volunteer group, the White Mountains Open Trails Association, collaborates with the forest service to construct and maintain trails and extensions as they are added.

The White Mountain Open Trails Association (WMOTA) is an adult-oriented group committed to the creation and preservation of trails, promoting ATV riding as a safe and enjoyable adult-oriented activity, and disseminating information to the public about safe and ethical use of OHV trails.

More Information

For more information, visit the U.S. Forest Service website, White Mountain Open Trails Association website, or download the Maverick Trail Map (PDF).

Muddy Trail Winding Between Trees
White Mountains Motorized Vehicle Trail Map