Use this information to find out what permits and/or information is necessary to travel on the various off highway areas in Arizona.
If you don't want to read through all of this, use the following link to find the area you're interested in and basic info.
The following info will give you a breakdown on the various organizations you may need to contact to gain either permission or permits for OHV areas.
Land Management Organizations
Arizona Trust Land
This is privately owned land that is managed by the State Land Department. It is not public land and a special permit is required to camp, hike, or otherwise travel on these areas where permitted to do so.
You can see the leased land areas in this interactive map (blue boxes), as an example many areas up in the "table mesa" area are ATL areas.
The permit costs $15 per year for an individual, details here:
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
BLM Arizona administers 12.2 million surface acres of public lands, along with another 17.5 million subsurface acres within the state. Field Offices throughout the state provide on-the-ground field management: Arizona Strip, Hassayampa, Kingman, Lake Havasu, Lower Sonoran, Safford, Tucson and Yuma. Arizona BLM management, coordination and direction come from the Arizona State Office.
Here is the info on areas that BLM specifically manages for recreational vehicles (includes info on El Camino Del Diablo). Fees and permits vary depending on location.
While several tribes provide excellent recreational opportunities, all travel in reservations is restricted to public roads unless you have a permit from the particular tribe.
If you plan on traveling in a particular Indian reservation *outside of standard freeway travel* you should contact the appropriate tribe representative to find out their regulations concerning off highway travel. Here's a few links to get you started.
Tribes of Arizona
You can find several links directly to a particular tribe here:
US National Forest
National forest areas may all have their own permits and restrictions as well. You can read about each forest in Arizona below. Some forest areas require permits for travel and/or camping and some do not. These are also great resources for finding closures and current conditions in those areas.
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Coconino National Forest
Coronado National Forest
Kaibab National Forest
Prescott National Forest
Tonto National Forest
Various other links
Arizona Game and Fish
The AZG&F also provides information on several OHV areas that may be useful, but doesn't appear to actually be responsible for permits or restriction where travel is concerned.
You can read about most of the areas in Arizona that the AZG&F is involved in here:
Maracopa gov site
Cypher linked to another good info site that gives a map of many popular OHV areas and information on those areas. This is a GREAT map to help figure out who manages the particular land you want to travel on.
Public, State and Tribal Land in Arizona: 82.4% of total land base
Federal: 42.2 %--Primarily National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management, which are all part of the U.S. Department of the Interior; and the Forest Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
State: 12.8%--State Land Department (State Parks and Game and Fish Department also manage a small percentage of state lands). The 9.4 million acres of State Trust land were granted to Arizona by the federal government when Arizona became a state. Managed by the State Land Department, State Trust land is not considered public land and must be used to generate revenue to fund public schools, universities and other state institutions. A recreation permit is required for any activity on State Trust land.
Tribal: 27.4%--21 Indian Reservations, contact individual tribes before recreating on reservation lands; many require a permit.
Private: 17.6%--Permission of the landowner is required to use privately owned lands
more?!? this is what I've come up with so far.