$25 – $245

Desert To Pines Off-Road 2 Day Jeep, 4x4, and side-by-side Run

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Prickly Pear Inn

6268 E Cave Creek Rd

Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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This is a two day GPS guided ride for any 4x4 or side-by-side enthousiast held Friday March 21 - Saturday March 22, 2020 with overnight stay in Prescott Valley, Arizona. You will experience Arizona history in places including Cave Creek, Crown King, Turkey Creek, Mayer, Horsethief Basin Lake, Lynx Lake, and Prescott.

An optional guided Thursday March 20, 2020 afternoon ride will also be available. This will give participants a chance to sharpen their GPS skills and acquaint themselves with traveling in the Arizona backcountry.

What to expect:

  • Easy to moderate level trails and roads through the Arizona backcountry

  • See and experience where Arizona history unfolded that you can’t see from the highway

  • Learn about the mining industry that Arizona is known for

  • Meet new friends who share your love of the outdoors and sense of adventure

  • Enjoy great food prepared for you on the trail and catered each night

  • Catered barbeque trail lunch each day (Friday & Saturday)

  • Post-ride catered dinner each evening (Friday & Saturday)

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone with an off-road vehicle that wants to seek adventure in the Arizona backcountry

  • 4x4 owners that want to visit legendary places such as Crown King, AZ and Cleator, AZ

  • Off-roaders and 4x4 owners that want to meet other off-roaders

  • People new to off-roading that want to get their 4x4 or side-by-side off the pavement


  • Street legal and insured passenger high clearance vehicle (Jeep, Toyota, UTV, side-by-side, etc.)

  • Licensed driver

  • GPS device and the knowledge to use it

TICKET INFORMATION - This ride is limited to 25 vehicles. Each vehicle is allowed up to four passengers. Each ticket consists of a meal and organizer fee per person and a trail fee per vehicle. The trail fee covers your permits in the national forest and state land.


  1. Southwest Off-Road Adventures may cancel any trip prior to 45 days before the trip start date, for any reason, and will provide a full refund to participant.

  2. Participant may cancel a trip for any reason with full refund prior to 45 days prior to the trip start date. Within 45 days of trip start date, cancelation by participant will be prorated as follows:

    1. 45 - 30 days prior to event start date - 50% refund

    2. 29 - 15 days prior to event start date - 25% refund

    3. Less that 15 days prior to start date - no refund

  3. Although unusual, Southwest Off-Road Adventures may cancel a trip at anytime with a full refund to participant if the weather could possibly present risk to participants, if permits for land use are revoked by the granting party, or if any other natural event would prevent the successful execution of the event.

LIABILITY WAIVER - Liability waivers are required to participate in the event and are available for donwload on the Southwest Off-Road Adventures website (www.southwestoffroadadventures.com/forms/). Failure to return your signed waiver to organizer prior to trip start date will result in your ticket being cancelled with no refund. Organizer does not accepts responsibility for your safety, safety of your passengers, and/or damage to your vehicle during the event. Participant will choose the trail most appropriate for his/her off-road driving ability. Damage to vehicle, self, and passengers is the sole responsibilty of the driver and/or passenger.

All vehicles must be registered to travel on the highway and be insured per Arizona law.

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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact Southwest Off-Road Adventures by email at southwestoffroadadventures@gmail.com

What should I expect at the Southwest Off-Road Adventures trail ride?

This is what Southwest Off-Road Adventures provides with each trip:

Guided optional Thursday trail ride, GPS tracks for Friday and Saturday rides, our famous barbeque trail lunch each day consisting of hamburger grilled to your liking with potato salad and baked beans, catered steak dinner each evening, transportation of your tools and luggage to the days final destination, any necessary permits for publics and private lands that we use, and daily check-out and check-in to confirm your safe return.


  • OPTIONAL DAY 1 TRAIL RIDE AND EARLY REGISTRATION: Typically, an optional 4 hour guided trail ride is offered for an additional fee of $25 per vehicle. These rides are perfect for the new off-road enthusiast who needs some pointers on how to prepare their rig for the trail, how to approach obstacles, and practice using their GPS. While this is not a off-road training course, we will share common sense tips and tricks to make your 2nd and 3rd day fun and also allow us to evaluate your ability and rig to guide you in selecting your route. These trail rides allow you to return to the registration area in plenty of time to have dinner and get settled in for the night.

  • EVENING REGISTRATION: Typically, registration is held from 5pm to 7pm at the event staging area. Here you will discuss and choose the trails you want to ride, receive your GPS tracks, and meet other participants that will run the same trails so you won’t be riding alone.


  • MANDATORY DRIVERS MEETING: A brief orientation covers details about the day’s activities and final registration for the day so we can account for all participants at the end of the day.

  • DEPART FOR TRAILS: Immediately following the Drivers meeting participants leave for their GPS guided trail ride. Since the lunch barbeque is prepared and served along the route to your destination it is recommended that all participant be prepared and leave on schedule.

  • BARBEQUE LUNCH ON THE TRAIL: Our famous trail-side barbeque lunch is served during a two hour window on the trail. You must be at the lunch destination during the two hour window to get your lunch.

  • AFTER LUNCH: The second half of the day will get you closer to you final destination. These routes are typically a little easier than the morning to help ensure everyone gets to the final destination in time without issues.

  • DINNER: The day finishes with a catered dinner with your fellow participants where you can compare notes and stories from the day on the trail.

What about overnight accomodations?

Participants make their own reservations at the hotel, RV campground, friends house, etc. of their choice. We provide suggested hotels near the Day 1 registration area and near the days final destinations and try to negotiate discounted rates for our participants.

How difficult are the trails?

Southwest Off-Road Adventures prepares multiple routes to the end of day destination that range from easy dirt roads with the occasional stream crossing and obstacle to moderate level trails that have more obstacles and are suggested for those with prior off-roading experience. Regardless of the trail you choose, every trail will have spectacular views and historic points of interest to check out such as mines, springs, and cabins. It is our goal to entertain you and not scare you. Anyone new to off-roading is encouraged to contact Southwest Off-Road Adventures before the ride so we can accomodate your needs and ensure your satisfaction.

How is Southwest Off-Road Adventures different from other trail ride organizes?

We pride ourselves on providing you and your passengers with the most memorable experience possible. To achieve this we keep our rides limited to 25 vehicles and offer multiple routes so that vehicle don’t get backed-up. Our trips are destination trips and not a loop that return you to where you started. Also, you may drive any road legal vehicle you wish on our trips including side by sides. Lastly, we do everything we can to accomodate your needs. Just let us know what you need and we will try our best to help.

What do I need to participate?

  • Any road legal hig-clearance vehicle that is four wheel drive. This includes side by sides. Your vehicle should be in excellent condition and off-road tires are recommended for moderate level routes.

  • GPS - our trips are GPS guided. Most participants utilize a smartphone based GPS such as Gaia GPS but any GPS you can use will work. You are provided GPS tracks for the route you choose and you simply follow the GPS directions. You are responsible for acquiring and learning to use your GPS device. There are many Youtube videos on how to use Gaia GPS.

  • The usual safety items such as plenty of water, medications, spare tire, and a good working knowledge of your vehicle.

Will my vehicle be damaged during the event?

Southwest Off-Road Adventures makes every effort possible to choose routes that are kind to vehicles. Driver decisions while on the trail are the mostly common cause of damage to your vehicle. It is possible that bushes may rub on your vehicle and tall rocks may scrape your undercarriage. While our trails are easy to moderate in difficulty there is no guarantee that you won’t experience damage to your vehicle. Choosing and easy route and good common sense driving will almost ensure your vehicle will not be damaged.

May I bring my pet?

Dogs are allowed but must be leashed at all times while out of the vehicle.

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Prickly Pear Inn

6268 E Cave Creek Rd

Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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