Pyeatt Draw

4.7/5 (8 reviews)
Payson, Arizona (Gila County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

Pyeatt Draw offers beautiful scenes of tall pines, rocky creek bottoms, the occasional elk and deer, and some rock crawling. Named [2006's BF Goodrich Outstanding Trail](https://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/outstanding-trails-and-clubs.page), Pyeatt Draw is a very popular trail and includes some of the areas premier 4-wheeling. Pyeatt Draw can be tackled by wheelers of all skill levels and will offer a feeling of accomplishment for novice drivers. However, only the best built rigs and skillful drivers should tackle the final obstacle which is particularly entertaining to watch.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (8 reviews)
Tom
15500
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail was much easier than I expected, but then I went with a group of experienced Jeepers who have run this trail a number of times. Lines are always important ... especially if you are running a Jeep with 35" tires with a 2.5" lift. The importance of lines on this trail became apparent when one of the Jeeps with 37" tires and a 3.5" lift couldn't get over an obstacle. Had him move the front tires about three inches to the left and up and over he went. Obviously we skipped the filter. But, it wasn't a total loss ... a group of 5 or 6 heavily modified Jeeps showed up to attempt the filter. We watched them for an hour. No one went up the middle (not through lack of trying) and only one made it up via the ledge ... no winching ... although he did leave a lot of rubber behind. The picture is of the visitor who made it ... to heavy applause of the crowd.
Trail Review: Pyeatt Draw - Tom
Status: Open
Visited: 05/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Did this trail today. It’s awesome. Lots of fun obstacles. Got hung up on 1 and had to winch up slightly to get my tires to grab the shelf rock. Avoided the filter at the end since it was my wife and I. We weren’t brave enough. All and all a fun trail that will definitely build upon your rock crawling skills.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/07/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun and challenging trail in spots. Follows the draw to the large waterfall and “filter” obstacle. Was completely dry, but temps were perfect. Mostly boulders, but as you get further up it changes to rock shelves with a few sketchy off-camber areas. Determine your approach carefully. We all got hung up on an obstacle (three JKU’s) about half way through the trail. No one was brave enough to attempt the “filter”this day.
Trail Review: Pyeatt Draw - Tina Graves
Trail Review: Pyeatt Draw - Tina Graves
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Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
62850
Status: Open
Visited: 07/07/2021

Arizona National Forests and State Lands are back open for travel. There are still some very important fire restrictions in place. These restrictions can often change by specific areas.
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
62850
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/25/2021

Tonto National Forest officials will close the state’s largest national forest due to ongoing extreme fire danger beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 25. The forest is implementing this forest closure as a precaution to protect the health and safety of the public, employees and firefighters by reducing the risk of human-caused fires. No one is allowed in the closure area, including Forest Service personnel, unless they are responding to a wildfire or other emergency or patrolling to ensure enforcement of the closure. The order shall remain in effect until July 31, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. Residents or businesses using roads in the restricted area to the extent necessary to access their private property are exempt.

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