Love to explore Forest Service dirt roads and scenic canyons in your UTV, or meet new off-roading fans on a group ride?
Mark your calendar for the Gila Monster UTV Fest April 16-18 in Globe, weekend days that will start with breakfast catered by local businesses followed by group rides, a cornhole tournament, BBQ dinner, music, raffles, vendors, even a Miss Gila Monster UTV contest. Online registration runs from $100 - $140; expect higher prices after online registration closes April 5. Registration includes guided trail rides, camping, two breakfasts, Saturday night dinner, a raffle ticket, a swag bag, cornhole tournament and the Miss Gila Monster contest.
Visit the website gilamonster.utvoffroadadventures.com for specifics about registration for ages 12 and younger. Also find more detail on the website about required passengers’ release of liability forms, and similar release forms required for those under age 18. These must be notarized (no exceptions), and can be downloaded from gilamonster.utvoffroadadventures.com.
“The UTV Fest includes two different guided trail rides throughout the Tonto Forest, which will range from 50-100 miles long,” reports organizer Kyle Krause from utvoffroadadventures.com. “You will have the option to choose one ride each day. The trails will be similar in miles, and they will take you through beautiful scenery and wildlife. There will be a leader and a sweep rider for each of the rides to make sure everyone is safe and accounted for. There will also be a Friday night ride which will range about 30 miles.”
“This is a great venue for a UTV Fest! We are happy to be teaming up with the City of Globe to host this spectacular UTV event. Gila County Fair Grounds is an excellent location to host this event. There will be lots of areas to park your RVs, tents and trailers. It’s a great camping location, with a nice building to have registration, raffles, food, entertainment and more.”
Globe is located in the heart of Arizona’s magnificent Tonto National Forest and is surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain vistas in the Southwest. It has a colorful history, punctuated by mining discoveries, and is supposedly named for a globe-shaped piece of pure silver found nearby. Everyone is welcome.
Are you ready for a great time on some of the best trails in Southern Arizona?