Big Wheels/Easy Riders

The Big Wheels and Easy Riders, off-highway groups, offer opportunities to explore and enjoy the back country of national forests and statewide terrain in Jeeps, and other suitable vehicles. All  vehicles are required to have 4 wheel drive, high clearance and a CB radio.

The groups plan several trips a month year-round for 4-wheel-drive vehicles. There are also several overnight trips each year. 

Trips leave from the Sun City West Kuentz Recreation Center  parking lot off R H Johnson Blvd and drivers/passengers meet 20 minutes before departure time to sign in. Trips are rated 1-10 (easy to difficult). Bring your own lunch, water, and a folding chair. Passengers are welcome on a space-available basis. Show up at the departure area for a space-available ride.  Passengers are encouraged to pay for refueling the driver’s vehicle.

For more information or to be included in the Big Wheels/Easy Riders email list, contact Bill Billinghurst, Todd Wyatt, or Bill Elledge at one of the  Sportsman’s Club’s monthly meetings or contact Bill Elledge by email at deputybillw@aol.com.

If you are interested in seeing the back country but are not inclined toward rock climbing and the rough trails, the Easy Riders are for you.  Contact Bill Billinghurst for more information.  2015WranglerR@gmail.com

Easy Rider Vehicle Requirements  Even though most trails are rated easy, the conditions change frequently due to rains during the monsoon season.  Therefore, a passenger car is often not adequate.  A 4 wheel drive, high clearance vehicle is required and it must have a working CB radio for safety.  A front and rear attachment point is recommended in the event a vehicle has to be towed.  Please carry a first aid kit, tow strap, shovel, and fire extinguisher.

 SCHEDULED RUNS
OCTOBER 2021 -APRIL 2022

Oct.

18

    Sportsman’s Club General Meeting – Social Hall    

Oct.

19-20

8:00

Lloyd Newsted ER Putnam Wash (N Oro Valley/Saguaro Natl Mon. Elev. 3400

4+

300+

Oct.

26

8:30

Randy Duncan Lower Terminator

7+

60

Nov.

3

5:00 PM

  Jeep Group Fall Picnic – Hassayampa River Bed

3

45

Nov.

4

8:00

TBD ER Margie’s Peak/Robbin’s Butte (Gila Bend) Will probably cross State Trust Land.  Do not know if permit is required. Elev. 1500

2+

130

Nov.

9

8:00

Stu Turner Turkey Creek

7+

80

Nov.

15

    Sportsman’s Club General Meeting – Social Hall    

Nov.

16

7:30

TBD ER Bulldog Canyon (Apache Junction area). Elev. 1400

3

160

Dec.

7

8:00

TBD ER Belmont Mountain (West of Buckeye)Elev. 2000

2+

120

Dec.

14

7:30

Randy Duncan Backway to Crown King

7+

140

Dec.

20

    Sportsman’s Club General Meeting – Social Hall    

2022

           

Jan.

4

7:30

TBD ER Box Canyon, Florence, AZ Elev. 1200

4+

230

Jan.

11

8:00

Jeff Smith Ruby Wash

7+

80

Jan.

17

    Sportsman’s Club General Meeting- Social Hall    

Jan.

18-19

8:00

TBD ER Castle Dome/Kofa Mine (Parker Overnight) Elev. 1000

2+

400

Jan.

25

8:00

Steve Waggoner China Dam/Columbia

7+

110

Feb.

1

7:40

TBD ER Maggie’s Clot Canyon (Alamo Lake area) Elev. 2000

3

270

Feb.

8

8:30

Randy Duncan Upper Terminator-MUST HAVE – front/rear lockers; 33” tires; skid plates.  Off-road 9 miles; time 2-4 hours

7+

60

Feb.

15-16

8:00

TBD ER Oatman/Laughlin (Overnight in Laughlin Elev. 2700

2

450

Feb.

21

    Sportsman’s Club General Meeting – Social Hall    

Feb.

22

7:00

Jeff Smith/Randy Duncan Broken Arrow /Skeleton

7+

240

March

1-2

7:30

TBD ER Choc Falls/Walnut Canyon/Wupalki/Flagstaff Elev. 5000

2

350

March

8

8:00

Stu Turner Crapshoot

7

80

March

15

8:00

TBD ER Burro Creek/6-Mile Crossing (Wikieup area) Elev. 1900

3

180

March

21

    Sportsman’s Club General Meeting – Social Hall    

March

22

7:00

Steve Waggoner DeSoto Mine

7+

225

April

5-6

8:00

TBD ER Salt Canyon/Boyce Arboretum/Apache Gold Elev. 5000 4+ 190

April

12

  8:30 Stu Turner Backway Black Canyon City 7+ 120

April

18

    Sportsman’s Club General Meeting – Social Hall    

April

19-20

7:30

TBD ER Apache Pass/Dragoon Mtns/Amerind Museum/Benson Elev. 5500

2

500

April

26

7:30

Randy Duncan Sunflower

7+

160

April

28

5:00 pm

  Jeep Group Spring Picnic – Hassayampa River Bed

3

45
             
             

 

 

Big Wheels

Big Wheels

Big Wheels crossing creek/playing in the water.

Easy Riders, July 2018, Williams, AZ

Easy Riders, July 2018, Williams, AZ

Easy Riders, July 2018, Williams, AZ

Big Wheels