Alto Pit OHV Day Use/Campground

ATV and dirt bike riders (off-road vehicles of 50” or less in width) enjoy 400 acres with approximately 20 miles of motorized trails, 2 cross-country areas, and a designated children's area. The main area is a former gravel pit at 6,200 foot elevation just below Granite Mountain. There is also a smaller gravel pit. Rock and granite surface the area. A host is available to provide information and assist visitors.

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Note: This site closes following especially heavy rain or snow, and when the roads are too icy.  If you plan to visit and want to make sure it is open, please contact the Bradshaw Ranger Station: 928-443-8000.  When the office is closed, please check the right-hand column under "Alerts and Warnings" to see if there are weather-related closures, and follow the link to see if this site is closed or on a reduced schedule.



  • 10 campsites with picnic tables, and fire pits
  • 1 double site with picnic tables, and 1 fire pit (up to 20 people)
  • Staging area with ramps
  • No drinking water
  • 3 vault toilets
  • Garbage service

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day-use site:
  • March 1 - April 30: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • May 1 - August 31: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • September 1 - November 30: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • December 1 - February 28 (or 29): 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Reservations: Campground reservations can be made on the day of arrival or up to to six months in advance for May 1 - October 31 can be made through No reservations are required for day use.  From November 1 - April 30, campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis only.
Fees: Day-use: $5 per vehicle; Free every Wednesday! Campground:
  • $14 for single campsite
  • $28 for double campsite
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium
  • Campground Check-in after 2:00 p.m./Check-out by 12:00 noon
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash (6' maximum)
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days in 30-day period on the Prescott National Forest including stays at dispersed recreation sites.
Closest Towns: Prescott, AZ
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Northwest on Iron Springs Rd, 5 miles past the intersection with Gale Gardner. Alto Pit is on the right side of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


OHV Camping

  • 9 RV pull through sites and 1 back-in site situated in the cool Ponderosa Pines

OHV Open Area Riding

OHV Trail Riding


  • A large ramada shelters 6 picnic tables which are available for public use.