Alto Pit Off-Highway Vehicle Recreations Site, Campground and
Picnic is located about 7 miles northwest of Prescott on the Bradshaw
Ranger District. ATV and dirt bike riders enjoy 400 acres with
approximately 20 miles of motorized trails, 2 cross-country areas, as
well as a designated children's area.
UTVs and four-wheel drive vehicles are not allowed since the
vehicle spans greater than 50 inches. The main pit is a former gravel
pit at 6,200 foot elevation just below Granite Mountain. There is also
a smaller gravel pit. Higher terrain trails rise to 6,400 foot
Rock and granite surface the area with ponderosa pine around. A
host is available to provide information and assist visitors.
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Elevation: 6,200 Feet
- 10 Camping Units with Tables and Grills/Fire Rings (maximum
occupancy is 10 people and 2 vehicles-2nd vehicle is an extra
- 1 Double Camping Unit (Site #3) with Tables and Grills
(maximum occupancy is 20 people and 4 vehicles-3rd and 4th
vehicles is an extra charge for each vehicle)
- Picnic Area has 2 Picnic Tables, Vault Toilet, Ramada,
Unloading Area, and Information Sign
- 2 Vault Toilets
Gravel Campground Roads
- Staging area with ramps
- Trash Collection
- No Drinking Water, Electricity, Dump Station, or Shower
Available: All Year
Stay limit: 14 Days
- Campground:$14 per night at single camp sites, $28 per night
at double camp site, and $5 per extra vehicles
- (Expanded Amenity Fee - 50% discount for Interagency Senior or
Access Pass holders)
- OHV and Picnic Day-use: $5 per site
- (Standard Amenity Fee - Can pay at site or use a Valid Pass)
Reservations: All of the sites are available on a
first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are required.
Access: From downtown Prescott, take Gurley Street
west to Montezuma Street. Take Montezuma (Whiskey Row) north until it
turns into Iron Springs Road. Follow Iron Springs approximately 5
miles to Alto Pit.
Travel time: 15 minutes from Prescott
Road condition: Paved to campground, graded dirt
in OHV area
- General Information:
- Camping is permitted only in designated camp sites.
- At least one person must occupy a campsite during the first
night after camping equipment is set up.
- Camping equipment may not be left unattended for more than 24
- Each camp site usually accommodates one vehicle towing a camp
trailer plus one additional vehicle (there is a charge for
additional vehicle). Vehicles must be parked in space provided on
site - not along side the road. Depending on the site, trailers
between 22 feet to 40 feet in length can be accommodated.
- Camp sites are designed for 5 people; a maximum of 10 is
allowed only to accommodate a single large family.
- Quiet hours must be observed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Fires must be confined within fireplaces, grills or fire rings
- The gathering of dead wood is allowed for camping use only.
- Trails and cross-country areas are for vehicles 50" wide or
- No full size 4 x 4 or Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) over 50"
- Riders travel on campground road only to access trails (no
- Speed limit is 15 mph
- All vehicles must have USFS approved spark arrestor in working
- All vehicles must meet Federal and State noise standards - AZ
max. 96 dba
- Outside of the cross-country areas, riders must stay on
- Dawn to dusk riding only