2018 Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Great Trails Workshop

The National-Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in conjunction with the US Forest Service, The US Bureau of Land Management, and Arizona State Parks will conduct an OHV Trails Workshop on March 6-8, 2018. The 3-day workshop will consist of a classroom session on March 6 at the Anthem Civic Building and field sessions on March 7-8 at the Wildcat Staging Area located on the Cave Creek Ranger District of the Tonto National forest.


 March 6-8, 2018

Where:Anthem Civic Building
3701 W Anthem Way
Anthem, AZ 85086


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Register for the workshop now using TicketLeap.  There is no registration fee but advance online registration is required. The number of participants is limited, so register early. If you have problems registering, please contact our office at trailhead@nohvcc.org or call us at 800-348-6487.


Attendees must provide their own transportation from lodging to the Tuesday classroom session and to the Wednesday and Thursday field sessions at the Wildcat Staging Area. Field sessions will include walking to multiple trail sites so bring your best hiking shoes, water, lunch, snacks, and other necessary gear.


Workshop Details


You may download a copy of the workshop agenda.


The workshop will focus on OHV trail maintenance, rehabilitation, improvement and relocation. Hands-on field training will be emphasized. The intended audience is trail managers; trail construction and maintenance supervisors and crews, engineering staff involved in trail planning, design, maintenance and construction; trail contractors, and trail volunteers.


Classroom sessions: Anthem Civic Building

  • How trail systems function and provide desired experiences
  • Trail Management Objectives – how they apply to trail maintenance
  • Creative trail design and innovative engineering practices
  • Trail maintenance techniques specific to various trail uses and conditions
  • Trail reroutes
  • How to create a trail management objective (TMO) document
  • Small group problem solving exercises



Field sessions: Wildcat Staging Area, Cave Creek Ranger District, Tonto National Forest

  • Trail maintenance techniques exercises
  • Creative trail design and layout exercises
  • Trail relocation exercises
  • Trail design considerations for different types of OHV


Lodging Information


There are numerous hotels available in Anthem, Scottsdale, and North Phoenix, however this is a very busy time of year so make your reservations early. As of 1/15/18 hotels that have rooms available at the government per diem rate of $174 include:


Hampton Inn Phoenix/Anthem: 42415 N 41st Drive, Anthem, AZ 85086, (866) 690-7291


Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix North/Happy Valley: 2550 W Charlotte Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85085, (623) 516-9300


Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic: 5665 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054, (480)-563-1500