Reno Pass

Location: Northeast of Phoenix between Punkin Center and Sunflower.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Description: A great 20 mile round trip. Route follows old military road built in 1863. Visit Fort Reno after completing trail. Steep, narrow and extremely rutted. Very tight brush. Remote location.

Time & Distance: 20 mile round trip, west part of the trail is closed due to recent wild fire, allow about 4-6 hours.

 

Weather for Reno Pass
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It is forcast to be Clear at 12:00 PM MST on December 04, 2016
Clear
68°/43°
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 12:00 PM MST on December 05, 2016
Mostly Cloudy
66°/45°
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 12:00 PM MST on December 06, 2016
Mostly Cloudy
64°/46°
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 12:00 PM MST on December 07, 2016
Mostly Cloudy
62°/43°
It is forcast to be Clear at 12:00 PM MST on December 08, 2016
Clear
65°/44°

 

Directions to the Trail: Take Hwy 87 northeast from Mesa towards Payson. 30 miles past Bush Hwy turn right on Hwy 188. Follow Hwy 188 south to Punkin Center, turn right onto F.S. 524 accross from Punkin Center.

 


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Get yourself and your TOY ready for the trip: Make sure both you and your vehicle are ready for your next adventure.

Before you venture out on your offroading trip you need to make sure you are prepared for emergencies. Even if nothing happens to you or your vehicle, you might come across someone who needs help. Short of always having your full-on Bug-Out-Bag with you, you should at least have some basic emergency items. It might seem obvious to some, but you should get yourself a tool box with appropriate tools and leather gloves, good first aid kit, fire extinguisher, set of jumper cables, emergency blankets (stored in heavy plastic bag – both are useful), flashlight, tow strap and some extra water. I would also suggest a recovery strap, a military folding shovel, heavy duty garbage bags, and a hand crank self powered weather radio. These items are not expensive, but they just might save your day.

Another thing you should definitely do before you leave is to save Joe’s number in your cellphone in case you find yourself in need of recovery in the middle of nowhere. Joe is the owner of Arizona 4×4 Off Road Recovery and has become a real hero to many in the Arizona offroad community. His number is (602) 697-8306.

 

If you’re ready for a next adventure and want to plan it right, check out some of these trail guides – Arizona has so many awesome destinations to explore!

 

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