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10/23 - 10/25/2020: Offroad Passport's 11th Annual Dirt Formal Gala: Near Cottonwood, AZ: 4x4 EZ: Improved Campground

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FYI - The name is a joke, there's nothing even close to "formal" about this event!


UPDATE: The location has changed to a dry/dispersed campsite instead of the campground, see below!



This year the party is in Cottonwood, AZ! 


We've got plenty of fun planned (even beyond the fireside shenanigans and general good time!). Attend an easy to moderate trail ride on Saturday, or just play tourist in Cottonwood, Jerome or Sedona (did someone say winery tour?). Back at camp later you can enter to win some great Offroad Passport swag in the homemade salsa contest or one of our epic camp-challenge games!  


So grab the family and come spend a weekend tent or RV camping with us. Don't be that person hearing about all the great stuff you missed for the next whole year - sign up now!




Our original campground reservation was canceled due to COVID-19...


Location confirmed!


We've found a dispersed camp spot accessible by higher-clearance trucks/SUVs and RVs. It's 30 minutes east of Camp Verde, just off AZ Hwy 260 on Forest Road 142H. I don't believe the Forest Road is signed with a number, so you'll need the map or GPS coords below.



Important: This spot is currently bone dry but would be too muddy for RV's if it rains a ton the week before the event. Just in case, we have a backup location about 10 miles away, right off AZ Hwy 87.





  • Camping Cost:  There is no longer a camping fee due to the change in location, please contact us if you pre-paid and did not already receive a full refund.


  • Suggested Donation:  This is our annual fundraising event and a donation of $15/person (adult) would be greatly appreciated. We're not doing a raffle or receiving anything from campsite fees this year. Club & Supporting Membership fees typically only cover our absolute most basic operating costs and so we're really relying on folks to donate. Please see Diane at the event to make your donation.





Arrive anytime, most folks show up mid afternoon.
Setup your campsite.

NEW: Pumpkin carving on-your own anytime after arrival.

Dinner (self-prepared) and social time, be sure to welcome any new faces!

Saturday Morning

Depart camp 9 AM for trail ride (details below), or head into Cottonwood/Jerome on your own for touristy stuff, or just hang out and relax at camp!

Saturday Afternoon / Evening

Offroad Passport Annual Salsa Contest!

Jack-o-Lanterns that were carved on Friday go on display!
GAMES!!! Navigation Challenge, Tent Erection Challenge, maybe more! Join the fun and win prizes!

Social time, visit with old friends and get to know new folks!



Leisurely break camp & head home anytime!
Important Details:

Be sure to bring everything you need for meals, including to cook with (there are no common grills, tables, or seating).


Alcohol at camp is OK - please be responsible and respectful. ABSOLUTELY NO DRINKING & DRIVING!


This is a family-friendly event!


Saturday Trail Ride:

  • We'll lead an easy to moderate rated trail ride: Clover Springs / FR 142, click here for details... 
  • Be sure to you are at the campsite before 9AM on Saturday if you're coming on the trail ride!
  • We will be traveling on paved roads from camp to the trail and back, so vehicles must be street-legal/licensed or towed.
  • CB Channel: 4 or Ham Frequency: 146.460Mhz (it's ok if you don't have either for this run)
  • Remember to bring your lunch, plenty of water, and chairs!


NEW!! Pumpkin Carving Contest:
  • Bring your own pumpkin and carving tools
  • Trash bags and votive candles provided
  • Carve at camp Friday afternoon or evening, or Saturday after the trail rides
  • Finished Jack-o-lanterns on display Saturday evening - Everyone come VOTE for your favorite!
  • Jack-o-lantern with the most votes wins a Super Secret Fun Prize!


Annual Salsa Contest:
  • Enter your homemade salsa!
  • Keep salsa on ice until Saturday evening.
  • Offroad Passport will supply chips, and you're welcome to bring more.
  • EVERYONE come enjoy the chips and salsas and PLEASE VOTE for the winner!
  • The salsa with the most votes wins a Offroad Passport T-Shirt!


How you can help out:

  • We need EZ-Ups or other shelters, please let us know if you can bring one for use in a common area.
  • Bring your corn hole or other lawn games to play at camp.
  • Be sure to stow and haul away your own trash.
  • Familiarize yourself with Offroad Passport's Pet Policy
  • Make a donation (see "Suggested Donation" info above).


Tee's & Hats Available at the Event:

Event Special Prices!
Color Shirts: $10, White Shirts: $7
Dark Gray Digi Hats: $15


Since the games and salsa contest winners gets to pick out a shirt, we're bringing all of them. Just let Diane know if you want to buy some Offroad Passport swag!

Photo credit: Sarah aka kaspily. :)

Organizers & Trail Leaders:





Simply post in this thread saying you'd like to go and we'll put you on the roster!

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Sign us up please!! Gotta keep our blindfolded driver title!! #unstoppable

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Count myself and the family in!


Happy Jonah Hill GIF

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One question after looking at the PDF, is camp sites first come first serve or do we need to specify a spot number when making the payment?

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Johnpa is in

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9 minutes ago, johnpa said:

Johnpa is in

Sweet! Good people signing up!! Gonna be a nice, fun weekend!

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@AZRNintheJeep242 We pre-paid for the entire group site, so you guys will pay us back, and it will be first come first served when we arrive. Ranger is really cool, and will have a bunch of camp passes ready for us.

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Sign me up please.


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Devon and I will be there!  Only 20 minutes away!  :)

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