AZBDR: 2021 Riding Season Route Updates
Updated July 26, 2021
Updated July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
Sections 1 Terrain Update
Conditions heading towards Montezuma Pass have left a bed of small, loose rocks that should be ridden carefully. The road surface has been washed away such that riding conditions are extremely slippery. We suggest slowing down and riding with caution.
June 24, 2021
Sections 4, 5 & 6 Closures
The National Forest Service has announced the closure of the entire Cocoino Forest for safety reasons due to HIGH fire danger. This closure affects the AZBDR sections 4 starting just north Hwy 260 along the Mogollon Rim and continues the entire length of section 5 where it meets the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation at this time is still closed to the public due to Covid -19 restrictions and thus the rest of section 5 and the entire section 6 are closed. There is no indication of when the Coconino National Forest or the Navajo Nation will open. Please respect these closures, as there are heavy fines issued by the National Forest Service for anyone traveling in the Coconino Forest.
CLICK HERE to view the statement from the U.S. Forest Service regarding the closures.
June 16, 2021
Wildfires in Section 4
The Telegraph fire north of Winkleman has part of section 2 closed. The area closed affects Dripping Springs road and over Pioneer Pass into Globe. Also as of 6/17/21, Hwy 77 between Winkleman and Globe is also closed and they have not announced when this might open again. The only way around this closure is to take Hwy 177 to Superior and then Hwy 60 north to Globe where you can rejoin the AZBDR section 3.
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.