Rolls OHV FR 1863

4/5 (7 reviews)
Fountain Hills, 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 offering breathtaking views that are accessible by stock 4x4 vehicles. This particular trail offers a chance to explore some of the narrow canyons of The Rolls region. This trail and region in general is popular with the atv and dirt bike community because of the sandy washes and narrow winding canyons. You can spend a weekend exploring the area while camping at one of the coves on Saguaro Lake. Or follow one of the arteries leading north to the Four Peaks region for some spectacular panoramas, returning later to the coves, for dinner and a bonfire on the shoreline. The Coves and Rolls Area is always under threat of closure because of misuse, so please always pack in - pack out, completely extinguish fires and follow the designated trails. You DO need a Tonto Day pass to park in the paved parking lot nearby. You DO NOT need a Tonto Pass when you are off-road, at the lake coves or camping in the desert. The trail has many hazards along the way, including the typical desert predators so please be cautious when outside the vehicle.

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Trail Reviews

4/5 (7 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/25/2021

This is a pretty basic area trail. You can explore the area because there are all sorts of side trails that go off in every direction. There are some pretty steep and tough hill climbs you can do if you find them so it makes this easy trail more challenging.
Trail Review: Rolls OHV FR 1863 - Chris Price
Trail Review: Rolls OHV FR 1863 - Chris Price
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Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
62800
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
62800
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.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/16/2021

The trail is in great shape. The fire damage was severe in lower sections of the trail. New growth has started in upper elevation areas.
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
62800
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.

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