Rolls OHV FR 1343

4/5 (7 reviews)
Mesa, Arizona (Maricopa County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

The Rolls OHV Area is a special place in the Phoenix Valley that offers some breathtaking locations that are mostly accessible by stock 4x4 vehicles. You can pick a shady spot under a tree or put up a canopy right on the water and relax. The area is very popular and it's a good idea to get there early if you want a beachfront spot at one of the coves on Saguaro Lake. The trail has many hazards along the way, including the typical desert predators so please be cautious when outside the vehicle. You can spend a weekend exploring the area while camping at one of the coves. Follow one of the arteries leading north to the Four Peaks region for some spectacular panoramas, returning later to the cove, for dinner and a bonfire on the shoreline. This short trail is an access point to many trails in the area.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4/5 (7 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Rating 3 stars just because this isn't all that technically challenging (as long as you pay attention), but is pretty bumpy. And there are lots of other (much easier) drives in the area that have much better scenery (e.g. the Florence Kelvin "Highway"). Difficulty rating is spot on. No problems even in a stock 4x4 as long as you take a careful line.
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
64950
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
64950
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 The order shall remain in effect until July 31, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.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.
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
64950
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/05/2021

The #TontoNF will be terminating the Bush Post Fire Flooding Public Safety Closure Order effective Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at 8 a.m. In mid-June of last year, the Bush Fire scorched almost 200,000 acres on the Mesa and Tonto Basin Ranger Districts in the Four Peaks Area. Following the fire, a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team conducted assessments to identify impacts and recommend actions for mitigating risk in and around the burned area.
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 10/25/2020

Closed due to fire damage

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