Traveling into the scenic Bulldog Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle Area, Trail 3512, is an ideal opportunity to have a memorable 4x4 experience and access to backcountry hiking. Stock 4x4 owners find the rocky hill climbs and tippy ledges exhilarating and challenging. Low-range gearing, high clearance, and durable tires are needed for this route. Please stay on the clearly marked trail. You must obtain a six-month permit from the Tonto National Forest to receive codes for the locked gate at the trailhead.
Camping is sparse along the route, with only a few primitive campsites being found along the way. The best camping is at the north end, where the backcountry hiking trails begin. Due to Forest Order 03-12-03-22-34, camping is prohibited within 1 mile from Hackamore Staging Area until at least January 12, 2026.
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