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Old 12-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #14581
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organ pipe cactus natl monument

looks to be tons of riding north of the border. i'm camping in the national monument CG at organ pipe. it looks like lots of dirt roads/old jeep trails in the wildlife refuge, the 2 national monuments, the Res, and BLM land around ajo. this info i derived from AZ delorme atlas. hope some of you want to meet and ride so i don't go it all alone. thanks!
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:02 PM   #14582
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looks to be tons of riding north of the border. i'm camping in the national monument CG at organ pipe. it looks like lots of dirt roads/old jeep trails in the wildlife refuge, the 2 national monuments, the Res, and BLM land around ajo. this info i derived from AZ delorme atlas. hope some of you want to meet and ride so i don't go it all alone. thanks!
Strangely enough, the legal dirt riding north of the fence there is fairly limited due to all of the things you listed... national monument, indian reservation and the Cabeza Prieta(BLM).

You can't legally ride the dirt on the Tohono O'odom reservation. The Organ Pipe NM has a couple of extremely short loops of dirt that are graded and maintained that would be boring even on a 990. And the Cabeza requires a special permit due to the wildlife. Not that difficult to get, but the riding is pretty limited and restricted to basically a single route... and don't forget your dune flag, it's required.

If you want a variety of riding and company, including technical single track, you're much better off coming to the Tucson or Phoenix area.




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Old 12-01-2013, 05:19 PM   #14583
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Any rides Feb 15-16?

I need to book a flight for a meeting but I would rather drive out and ride a few days. I have never ridden in AZ but would love to, just not alone the first time. Any plans that far out.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #14584
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i am driving down from north of seattle around dec 8th to organ pipe. truck, camper, trailer with 3 bikes. will be around for 2-3 weeks. i would really appreciate info on riding in this area. would love to meet up for day rides. i will prob have my 990, 950 SE, and my 530. is it safe to ride in mexico from here? thanks!!
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:02 AM   #14585
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[QUOTE=emerson.biguns;22898124]Strangely enough, the legal dirt riding north of the fence there is fairly limited due to all of the things you listed... national monument, indian reservation and the Cabeza Prieta(BLM).

You can't legally ride the dirt on the Tohono O'odom reservation. The Organ Pipe NM has a couple of extremely short loops of dirt that are graded and maintained that would be boring even on a 990. And the Cabeza requires a special permit due to the wildlife. Not that difficult to get, but the riding is pretty limited and restricted to basically a single route... and don't forget your dune flag, it's required.

If you want a variety of riding and company, including technical single track, you're much better off coming to the Tucson or Phoenix area.


sounds smart. any ideas where to camp within, say, 30 miles of UA?. my bikes are all plated and would like to camp somewhere sunny, safe,warm, and lots of hiking, riding, etc. Don't really want to be urban. Want to be somewhat remote. prob not camp in the mountains to be as warm as possible.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:23 AM   #14586
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When you say "camping" do you mean a trailer or a tent? Two very different things in my mind. If it was me, I would camp somewhere in the Santa Ritas (South of Tucson). From there you can make any number of day trips.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:37 AM   #14587
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Off topic question:

Any one ever cut your own Christmas tree? I know you can get a permit and go to a national forest and do it for $15, and it looks like theres a tree farm in Flagstaff. Which is a better option?
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:26 AM   #14588
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sounds smart. any ideas where to camp within, say, 30 miles of UA?. my bikes are all plated and would like to camp somewhere sunny, safe,warm, and lots of hiking, riding, etc. Don't really want to be urban. Want to be somewhat remote. prob not camp in the mountains to be as warm as possible.
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Off the top of my head this was an idea:

Gilbert Ray Campground

I would imagine parks and those sorts of "public" campgrounds will be filled with snowbirds, but not positive.

Or, if you can handle dry camping, there are lots options with awesome riding 10' from your camper.

Any where north on Willow Springs Road you can pull off, set up, light a fire and enjoy the desert.

There is A LOT of variety within a stones throw along Willow Springs.


You may want to think about stopping through Ajo and riding the Camino del Diablo while you can. It's worth it and a two day out and back to Yuma. After you've checked that box head over to Tucson and set up for the duration.


If you have any more details of your requirements let us know, we'll get you set up.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:30 AM   #14589
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Off topic question:

Any one ever cut your own Christmas tree? I know you can get a permit and go to a national forest and do it for $15, and it looks like theres a tree farm in Flagstaff. Which is a better option?
We use to do it over in Alamogordo. Head up the mountain and cut a tree in the Lincoln NF. It was fun, the tree was fresh and the funniest part we made Charlie Brown's tree look lush. It was hard finding a tree that was "Christmas tree-like". The native trees aren't "christmas trees" so they'll be a little pitiful.

Around here, the drive sort of negates the benefit. If you're doing it for the experience, go for it.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:23 PM   #14590
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Off the top of my head this was an idea:

Gilbert Ray Campground

I would imagine parks and those sorts of "public" campgrounds will be filled with snowbirds, but not positive.

Or, if you can handle dry camping, there are lots options with awesome riding 10' from your camper.

Any where north on Willow Springs Road you can pull off, set up, light a fire and enjoy the desert.

There is A LOT of variety within a stones throw along Willow Springs.


You may want to think about stopping through Ajo and riding the Camino del Diablo while you can. It's worth it and a two day out and back to Yuma. After you've checked that box head over to Tucson and set up for the duration.


If you have any more details of your requirements let us know, we'll get you set up.
Thanks for the info. Digesting.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:56 PM   #14591
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Off the top of my head this was an idea:

Gilbert Ray Campground

I would imagine parks and those sorts of "public" campgrounds will be filled with snowbirds, but not positive.

Or, if you can handle dry camping, there are lots options with awesome riding 10' from your camper.

Any where north on Willow Springs Road you can pull off, set up, light a fire and enjoy the desert.

There is A LOT of variety within a stones throw along Willow Springs.


You may want to think about stopping through Ajo and riding the Camino del Diablo while you can. It's worth it and a two day out and back to Yuma. After you've checked that box head over to Tucson and set up for the duration.


If you have any more details of your requirements let us know, we'll get you set up.

You stole my only idea. The Gilbert Ray Campground seemed to fit the bill quite well.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:38 AM   #14592
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We use to do it over in Alamogordo. Head up the mountain and cut a tree in the Lincoln NF. It was fun, the tree was fresh and the funniest part we made Charlie Brown's tree look lush. It was hard finding a tree that was "Christmas tree-like". The native trees aren't "christmas trees" so they'll be a little pitiful.

Around here, the drive sort of negates the benefit. If you're doing it for the experience, go for it.
Yep, just for the experience. My fiancee has never cut her own tree, I've done a few tree farms in the past, but never just out in the forest.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:40 AM   #14593
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When you say "camping" do you mean a trailer or a tent? Two very different things in my mind. If it was me, I would camp somewhere in the Santa Ritas (South of Tucson). From there you can make any number of day trips.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:17 AM   #14594
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If you're looking for an organized type campground (non-KOA), there is Catalina State Park on the north side of Tucson. There are lots of areas to ride north of town and that campground would be very convienent. The Santa Rita area has lots of disbursed camp sites and good riding but would it be wilderness (no facilities) camping.

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Old 12-03-2013, 06:36 AM   #14595
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If you're looking for an organized type campground (non-KOA), there is Catalina State Park on the north side of Tucson. There are lots of areas to ride north of town and that campground would be very convienent. The Santa Rita area has lots of disbursed camp sites and good riding but would it be wilderness (no facilities) camping.

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this sounds good. showers. my special lady friend will like it. lets ride if any one wants to meet up. should be in tucson area around about dec 15-30. looks like easier access to riding than camping at gilbert ray CG.
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