Southern Pipeline Trail

2.3/5 (4 reviews)
New River, Arizona (Maricopa County)
Last Updated: 05/07/2019

Trail Information


Officially known as El Paso Gas Pipeline Rd., this off-road trail goes north to south on the western side of New River. The trail is also a route for the El Paso Gas Pipeline and fiber cables that are also buried along the route. This is a great trail for overland adventures but also has some mildly challenging obstacles along the way. It can also provide an alternative route for high clearance vehicles who want to avoid a shutdown or heavily congested I-17.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

2.3/5 (4)
Official Crew
Rated 2/5
Visited: 06/04/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

This trail is straight, bumpy, and pretty boring. I turned off before finishing it because there is not much to see or do. I do believe the trail has gotten harder since the listing. The only reason I gave it a 2 is because there are a couple of fun obstacles to break up the monotonous bumpy drive.
Partially Open
Visited: 02/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail for a new off-road driver!!!! I'm just learning tire placement, clearance, picking a line, etc. This was perfect. The app has been updated to show the northern section of the trail closed; but the gaia download has not. So, read the writeup to start the trail from the north from Rock Springs Rd.
Rated 2/5
Visited: 05/23/2020

This trail isn’t the hardest but certainly isn’t as easy as listed. Lost a side skirt on a rock somewhere but didn’t notice until the end of the trail where it meets with new river road near carefee. Solid trail, run by pass if you have a capable rig
Rated 3/5
Visited: 02/12/2019

Pretty straightforward, easy going trail to visit on a nice day. More "useful" than exciting. Saguaro around, and some nice steeps. (skipped attempting Chalk Hill though)

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