Arizona, Wild West Route
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Explore a different route

Ride the vast public lands of the Wild West from desert to river to mountain on the Wild West Route.

The Wild West Route offers bikepackers a non-technical, expeditionary-scale riding experience that immerses one in the vast expanses of wild and public lands in the Intermountain West. Nearly 70% of the route is on public lands, and more than 80% is off-pavement, following primarily follows dirt roads and rough 4x4 tracks on which mountain bikes are most suitable. Riders will experience the remote mountains of western Montana and central Idaho, the desolate beauty of southern Idaho’s Snake River Plain, endless vistas from Utah’s high plateaus at 10,000 feet elevation, the canyon country of Navajo Nation and the Grand Canyon region, and the towering Sky Islands and low Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona.

2,657 mi (4,276 km)       $29.99 full guide       3 sections ($9.99 – $19.99 each)       Official App
2,657 mi (4,276 km)
$29.99 full guide
3 sections ($9.99 – $19.99 each)
Official App
A map of the Wild West Route.
A map of the Wild West Route.
Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Built for Community

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other bikers’ waypoint comments, and let other bikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Offline Maps

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Detailed Waypoints

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Tailored to You

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every ride is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Built for Community, Tailored to You

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other bikers’ waypoint comments, and let other bikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every ride is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

How can I buy it?

Available as an in-app purchase in our Bikepacking Guides app, a free download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Our iOS and Android apps do differ slightly in their appearance. However, the majority of their features remain the same, and they access the same trail guide data.

This is the entire 2657-mile Wild West Route, from the U.S.-Canada border in Montana to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.

$29.99

This is the 1,225-mile-long Montana and Idaho section of the Wild West Route (Segments 1-4) from the Canadian border to the Idaho-Utah border and all alternate options and route extensions in these two states. This section of the Wild West Route traverses the lush boreal forests of northern Montana, the wild and remote mountains of central Idaho, and the arid expanse of the Snake River Plain.

$19.99

This is the 585-mile-long Utah section of the Wild West Route (Segments 5-6). This section of the Wild West Route traverses a series of high plateaus across Utah between the Uinta Mountains in the north and the canyon country in the south.

$9.99

This is the 850-mile-long Arizona section of the Wild West Route (Segments 7-9), including all alternate options and route extensions in Arizona. Arizona’s diverse landscapes are showcased on these segments, from the high grasslands and colorful canyons of Navajo Nation to Grand Canyon, across the rugged Central Highlands, and into the low Sonoran Desert.

$14.99

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About our partner

Bikepacking Roots

Bikepacking Roots is dedicated to the support and advancement of bikepacking and the conservation of the landscapes through which we ride. Their goals are to create high-quality, enjoyable, accessible bikepacking routes and route networks in geographic regions throughout North America; provide and promote visibility and access for the bikepacking community; and foster strong connections between bikepackers and landscapes to promote landscape conservation and encourage responsible backcountry ethics.

Together Atlas Guides and Bikepacking Roots have collaborated to bring you the official mobile app of the Wild West Route. This project would not have been possible without the help of Revelate Designs and Salsa Bikes.

Learn more about Bikepacking Roots