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1/6/2018: 8th Annual Holiday Party Trail Ride BBQ Gift Exchange Cookie Contest: near Fountain Hills, AZ: 4x4 Easy to Moderate

It's time for Offroad Passport's Annual Holiday party after the Holidays! Join us for a short trail ride and big time fun! There's BBQ'd burgers & dogs and a potluck lunch, the infamous cut-throat white elephant gift exchange, and the annual cookie contest (AND JUDGING - YUM!)! After all the fun and excitement we'll head back the way we went in, probably airing up by mid-afternoon. It's a fun day with your Offroad Passport friends!

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3/10 - 3/11/2018: Swansea / Desert Bar, near Parker, AZ, 4x4 Moderate, primitive camping

Now a remote ghost town in the western part of the state, Swansea was once a bustling settlement of over 700 people in the early 1900s. Come explore the remains of the 100 year old town site where there are campsites with tables, fire-rings, grills, and a ramada. There are numerous points of interest such as mines, the Bill William River, and the infamous Nellie E Saloon (AKA: Desert Bar) in a remote location accessible only by dirt road.

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3/31/2018: East Verde River / Mazatzal Trail, near Payson, AZ 4x4 Moderate

This is a scenic and mildly challenging loop beginning and ending in Payson, AZ. We will start out alongside and crisscross Ash Creek as we descend to the East Verde River, crossing it on a narrow concrete bridge before climbing above the river valley for spectacular views of the Mazatzal Mountains and North Peak. Along the way we'll stop to check out the Crackerjack Mine, Doll Baby Ranch and Mazatzal City site.

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5/6 - 5/6/2018: Haystack Butte, near Globe, AZ, 4x4 Moderate, primitive camping

Join us as we check out a trail we found on Experience Arizona website. Haystack Butte Road, AKA FR 300 is a maintained road over rolling hills and beautiful desert scenery with interesting rock formations and an old onyx mine we'll stop at along the way. Past Haystack Ranch the road becomes much less traveled as it descends to the Salt River, offering beautiful views of the river and Gleeson Falls. We'll camp next to the river and retrace our tracks in the morning for a quick and refreshing getaway. (Photo and trip info credit Experience Arizona)

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6/23 - 6/24/2018: Camping on the Rim, near Pine AZ, 4x4 easy, primitive camping

Mid June is the perfect time to go camping on the Mogollon Rim; it's already starting to get hot in the desert, so it's nice to escape to the high country, but monsoon season hasn't gotten started yet (we hope!). No trail ride this time; this will be an easy overnight camping only trip to just relax and enjoy each other's company, although a hike to the train tunnel is a possibility for the energetic folks. We'll stake out a spot for the group on Milk Ranch Point, near Forest Road 300, aka The Rim Road.

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7/28 - 8/4/2018: Gunnison, Central CO., 4x4 Moderate, KOA or Hotel/Motel

Save the date for beautiful central Colorado. Our base camp will be Gunnison Colorado which is in a valley surrounded by the spectacular Rocky Mountains. To the north are the Maroon Bells/ Elk Mountains with Crested Butte, Marble, and Aspen. We'll be hitting Emerald Lake, Schofield Pass, Crystal, Pearl Pass and Taylor Pass. To the west is the Collegiate Peaks range with the highest peaks in Colorado. We'll be hitting the Alpine Tunnel, Tomichi Pass, Hancock Pass, and several ghost towns in the area including Saint Elmo. To the south is Lake City, the Continental Divide, and the ghost town of Carson.

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Mid Sept, 2018: 9th Annual Cinders Event, near Flagstaff, AZ: 4x4 Moderate: Improved Campground

Located in the cool pines near Flagstaff AZ, there's fun for everyone! Experience driving into the volcanoes at the Cinders OHV area! Enter the Salsa Contest, win prizes in the ORP Fun Raffle and be there for the Annual Membership Appreciation Month Drawing! Spend a weekend tent or RV camping with Offroad Passport at an improved campground near Sunset Crater. Don't be that person hearing about all the great stuff you missed for the next whole year - sign up now!

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10/21 - 10/27/2018: San Rafael Swell and Capitol Reef, Southeast Utah, 4x4 Easy to Mod, primitive & improved campground

Let's explore central southern Utah, focusing on the San Rafael Swell & Capitol Reef areas. We'll visit numerous majestic points of interest including the Temple of the Moon and Glass Mountain in Capitol Reef National Park and Goblin State park to name a few, and hike a slot canyon two. Bring your camera so you won't miss the amazing photographic opportunities throughout the trip! We will be both dry camping and staying at commercial or park campgrounds with shower facilities.

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12/1 - 12/4/2018: Parker & Lake Havasu 'Splorin, near Parker, AZ, 4x4 Difficult, primitive camping

Join us as we take a series of trails from Parker, AZ across the Buckskin Mountains and Crossman Peak, camping along the way. These trails are described as rocky, challenging, and in one spot, intimidating. There are plenty points of interest along the route; lots of mines, an abandoned WWII landing strip, the infamous Nellie E saloon, and a possible warm spring. We've rated the trip as difficult because of the exploratory nature.

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Keep checking back for updates & additions! Also remember to check the calendar and the forums for even more trips!