Rolls OHV FR 1343 Arizona

Mesa, Arizona (Maricopa County)
Last Updated: 03/07/2018
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Status: Open
Difficulty: 1-2
Length: 2.2 miles
Highest Elevation: 2730 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Mesa
Nearest Town w/ Services: Mesa
Official Road Name: 1343
Management Agency:
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Highlight: Rolls OHV FR 1343 Arizona

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 beach front 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.


Route Information

Technical Rating: (1-2)

Dirt road. Dry, or less than 3" water crossing depth. Some ruts. Slight grades, up to 10 degrees. 2WD under most conditions. Rain or snow may make 4WD necessary. Usually one and a half to two vehicles wide.

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This trail is a short connector to other trails in the area. It is recommended for high clearance vehicles only. The trail is often used for RV and toy hauler parking.


1. Trail Junction / FR401

The route travels south along the rutted trail.

2. Straight Over Cattle Guard (0.25 mi)

Continue across the cattle guard with the large white water tank in the distance.

3. Trail Junction / FR13 (2.2 mi)

FR1343 ends. To the right, west is FR1863, left and east leads to other trails in the Four Peaks region.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 33.665035, -111.473300
The trail can be started at either the end of FR1863 to make it a complete loop or to access FR13 and other areas of the Four Peaks region. From the Mesa Arizona, Loop 202, travel 27 miles north on Highway 87 and after passing mile marker 203 turn right onto Four Peaks exit. Travel east on the dirt road, until reaching FR143, turn right. south until encountering the trail head on the right. From the north, travel south on Highway 87 until passing mile marker 202. Turn left onto Four Peaks Road.


Camping in the area is primitive and is basically where you feel comfortable along the trail. There are no services or facilities in the primitive camping areas. Along the northern regions, while away from the lake, offers a secluded and scenic experience. There are no services or facilities in the area for campers. There is no running water in the area for campers. Please be aware of no burn periods throughout the year and always remember to completely extinguish your campfire when leaving.
Camping: Rolls OHV FR 1343 Arizona

Writer Information

Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona Crew Leader
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Growing up in southern Tennessee, my off-road adventures began early. I developed a passion for finding new trails leading to great locations and that passion continues to this day but in the beautiful southwestern US. I love getting into the back country to explore the lesser known trails but I also enjoy playing in the rocks. My goal is to provide the most accurate information I can, for all the trails I write-up. Please visit my website to join me on my adventures.


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