Pyeatt Draw Parallel

4/5 (6 reviews)
Payson, Arizona (Gila County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021

Trail Information


The Pyeatt Draw Parallel offers beautiful scenes of tall pines, rocky creek bottoms, and the occasional elk and deer. The trail gets its name due to the fact it runs parallel to the more difficult 2006 BF Goodrich Outstanding Trail, [Pyeatt Draw]( You get to enjoy two trails at once because this trail gives you cool vantage points to watch off roaders tackling Pyeatt draw, the trail next to you. The last obstacle on Pyeatt Draw, The Final Waterfall is particularly entertaining to watch. The typical line on the last obstacle is to the far left of the trail however, hardcore buggies will sometimes try the line directly in the middle of the creek. Whatever way is used to conquer the trail, you are bound see some impressive rock crawling skills. There are many places to camp along this trail and it makes for a full and fun day combining the two trails.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4/5 (6)
Visited: 11/07/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

I ran this trail in a Subaru with out lockers and street tires. I would have to say that it was way Easier then noted. I don't know if work has been done on this trail but it was Ease. Only two time did I get out of my car to look at the line I needed to avoid large step offs. Trail is Open just a little muddy.
Official Crew
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice trail through some beautiful country. Nothing difficult but I am intrigued to try out Pyeatt Draw now and to see people attempt the filter at the end. Loved getting out of the hot valley.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/25/2021

After we ran most of the lateral trails off the Control Road, we had some extra time before we departed for home, so decided to make this trail into a short-cut back to Payson. Since it rained a little last night, the trail did have some mud puddles ... but, nothing that would leave ruts. Loved the peacefulness of the tall pines and open spaces around the trail. Pinstriping was not a problem. The Forest Service has been cleaning up some areas along the Control Road as a natural fire break, maybe this area received that type of treatment. Don't let the 3-4 rating scare you ... our Rubicon was over kill for the parallel trail.
Official Crew
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.
Official Crew
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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