Pyeatt Draw

4.8/5 (9 reviews)
Payson, Arizona (Gila County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021

Trail Information


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](, 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.

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (10)
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/27/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Did this trail with a group of 9 Jeeps. Once you get past waypoint 6 it is very overgrown; it appears most exit the trail at waypoint 6. I drove right up to the final obstacle, the filter, but did not attempt it in my vehicle. The trail overall is very rocky but a lot of fun with lots of different paths that can be tried. Interestingly, those of us with the longer Gladiator wheelbase appeared to handle the obstacles on the trail esiser than the 4 and 2 door Wranglers. There were some smaller pools of water as we got closer to the end, they were muddy and unclear so it was tough to see how deep they were. We went around one but eased our way through the rest of them without issue. I do think that this is more of a 5 mandatory due to a waterfall that needs to be climbed at waypoint 7.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/07/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this past weekend with a small group and had a blast. Nice getaway from the heat in the Phoenix area. There was a bit of running water, but not enough to make it much more challenging. The "Filter" at the end of the trail seems more challenging than ever.
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.
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.
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.

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