AZBDR: 2022 Riding Season Route Updates
Updated June 16, 2022
Updated June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022
Section 5 – Pipeline/Haywire Fires
The Pipeline Fire, located approximately 6 miles North of Flagstaff, and Haywire fire are affecting section 5 of the AZBDR. Riders should divert around this fire at Winona taking Townsend-Winona Rd West to Hwy 89 North, rejoining the track at Kendrick Park Rd.
Fire information – https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8152/
April 11, 2022
Section 2 – Updated GPS Tracks – Minor Update on Camino Rio Rd
Please download the latest AZBDR tracks before riding the BDR!
The route passes through the Lower San Pedro River Wildlife Area along the San Pedro River at the confluence with Aravaipa Creek, near Dudleyville. Arizona Game and Fish made some access changes recently to this area.
Prior to these changes, riders would travel east off of Camino Rio Rd just before hitting Putnam Wash, then go through a gate and across the wash to continue north along Camino Rio. This gate is now closed has prohibited vehicle traffic to the confluence area, so riders would just need to continue north on Camino Rio to cross the wash, rather than turning east to go through the gate. See the map, red dots indicate the updated route.
Dec 7, 2021
Section 2 Expert Pioneer Pass Closure
The Expert Pioneer Pass portion of the AZBDR section 2 is closed due to roads impacted by monsoonal flooding. The main route on hwy 77 is open and is the suggested workaround.
CLICK HERE to view further information from the U.S. Forest Service regarding the closure.
May 24, 2021
Updated AZBDR Tracks and the Newest AZBDR Map Edition
The latest – Third Edition – of the AZBDR map is now available for sale at Butler Maps. We have made significant changes to the AZBDR tracks naming convention for this map reprint. Please make sure you have downloaded the latest version of the tracks HERE, and have the corresponding latest version of the AZBDR Map (dated April 2021).
May 10, 2021
Navajo Nation – Section 8 Closed
For additional information about Navajo Nation Parks, click HERE.
November 17, 2020
Updated GPX Tracks
Please make sure you have the latest version of the GPX tracks that reflect these changes. To download them, click HERE.