OHV Ambassadors

We're looking for OHV Ambassadors!

  • Do you like to ride Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) in Arizona?
  • Do you want to help promote a POSITIVE image of OHV recreation in Arizona and help protect the future of OHV recreation on public lands in Arizona?
  • Are you concerned with irresponsible use of OHV areas which give motorized recreation a bad name?
  • Do you want to get to know your land managers better and work with them to help conserve the future of your activity?
  • Do you want to receive FREE training in vehicle driving, communications, and first aid/CPR?
  • If so, APPLY NOW! OHV Ambassador Application

OHV Ambassador "Show Me Rides" Fall Schedule

The Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Ambassadors are now offering a chance for you to come out, meet us and get to know the area at 5 very popular locations. This free 2-3 hour "Show Me" experience will introduce you to the area by reviewing maps, explaining the types of trails available in the area, review proper riding etiquette and safety information, and taking a ride around the areas. Bring your ATV, UTV, motorcycle, jeep or other off-highway vehicle and be ready to hit the trail. Download Show Me Ride Schedule.

Show Me Rides - Fall 2015 Schedule

The first "Show Me Ride" will be at the Boulders OHV Area on October 24, 2015. The ride starts at 9:00 AM.

Boulders OHV Area -
Directions to Boulders Staging Area - Take SR74 (Carefree Highway)
West from I-17 past Lake Pleasant to milepost 11.5. Turn North onto well graded dirt
road for approximately 1 mile. The OHV Ambassadors will meet you in the south end of
the staging area at the 3-panel kiosk at the date/times mentioned below.

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at 9:00AM
Saturday, November 27th, 2015 at 10:00AM
Saturday, December 18th at 11:00AM

Table Mesa OHV Area -
Directions to Little Pan Staging area - Take the Table Mesa Road
Exit on I-17 just north of New River, turn west and then take frontage road North. Follow
Table Mesa Road staying right at the first two forks. Take a left at the third fork and follow
to the staging area. Staging area is approximately 4 miles from I-17. Ambassadors
will meet you at the main kiosk at the date/times mentioned below:

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9:00AM

Lake Pleasant/Bradshaw Mountains OHV Area -
Directions to the Bradshaw Mountains OHV Staging Area - Driving west on SR74 Carefree Hwy, turn north on Castle Hot Springs
Rd toward Lake Pleasant at mile marker 17.5. Follow Castle Hot Springs Road to the end
of the pavement. Continue on dirt 3 miles and turn right at Cow Creek Rd. Drive 2 miles
on Cow Creek Rd to the kiosk board on the right.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:00AM

Bumble Bee OHV Area -
Directions to Bumble Bee staging area: From I-17, north of Black
Canyon City, take exit 248. Cross over the interstate on frontage road. Follow the winding
pavement downhill until it turns to dirt. Continue north 0.7miles to the staging area kiosk
board on the left. Ambassadors will meet you at the single panel kiosk board.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:00AM

Wildcat OHV Area -
Directions to Wild Cat staging area: From the intersection of Pima &
Cave Creek in North Scottsdale turn right and follow Cave Creek Road approximately 4.2
miles to Bartlett Dam Road and Turn right. Follow Bartlett Dam Road for 1 mile and turn
right onto well graded dirt road. Follow dirt road for .25 miles to staging area.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:00AM

Learn more about the OHV Ambassador Program

Program Overview

OHV Ambassador logoOHV Ambassadors receive professional training and help promote positive off-highway vehicle operation ethics.

The Arizona OHV Ambassador program is a newly-developed volunteer program which provides a means for private citizens to work with a variety of federal, state, and local land managers and public safety officials in Arizona to promote responsible off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation on public, state, and private lands. These volunteers contribute their time, experience, and local knowledge of OHV areas in Arizona by monitoring public lands on motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs or 4x4 vehicles. Through these monitoring efforts volunteers provide a positive image of their recreation activity, identify and record road, trail and other resource issues and educate OHV users on responsible OHV use. OHV Ambassadors also participate in special projects to enhance OHV areas in Arizona. OHV Ambassadors receive extensive training from professional training representatives and serve as a point of contact for other OHV users to obtain helpful and timely information about the trails they ride.


Photo of Ambassadors at a training session
OHV Ambassadors receive professional training and help promote positive off-highway vehicle operation ethics.

Anyone who has off-highway vehicle experience and is able to provide their own off-highway vehicle which is licensed/street legal can volunteer as an OHV Ambassador, provided they are willing to abide by the OHV Ambassador Code of Conduct. Ambassador must wear full-face helmets unless in a full-size vehicle and are not allowed to carry guns while on duty. OHV Ambassador volunteers will be recruited and selected without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, color, national origin or disability.

Joining the Program

Arizona’s OHV Ambassador Program is actively seeking individuals who wish to join! So, what exactly is an OHV Ambassador? They are trained volunteers who help enhance OHV riding opportunities by working cooperatively with Arizona Land Managers to:

  • Monitor and maintain motorized areas, roads, trails and facilities
  • Provide a recognizable presence on public and state lands
  • Model appropriate riding behavior
  • Provide educational and informative material to the public

Come join other dedicated off-highway vehicle enthusiasts who are currently volunteering their efforts to help make a POSITIVE impact on their OHV riding areas, opportunities, and image!

Training Program & Application

Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis for future Ambassador Trainings at dates and locations to be determined. Interested applicants should download the Handbook and submit an application. Please complete it and mail to:

Arizona State Parks
Attn: OHV Program Coordinator
1300 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-6940 Fax: (602) 542-4180

Applicants will be notified as to their eligibility at least one month in advance of any training dates.
Download OHV Ambassador Handbook (PDF Document 3.5 MB PDF)

OHV Ambassador Locations

OHV Ambassadors monitor public lands and help with special projects that enhance OHV areas in Arizona.

  • The Lake Pleasant Area includes the Bradshaw Foothills area and Table Mesa road, west of the I-17 freeway.
  • The Cave Creek/North Scottsdale Area and southwestern portions of the Tonto National Forest (Desert Vista).
  • The Florence Junction Area includes Desert Wells Multi-Use Area and the BLM portion of the Middle Gila Canyons area.
  • Prescott National Forest

Ambassador Program Accomplishments

Learn more on the News & Media page (OHVAG)


Partners Arizona State Parks Bureau of Land Management USDA Forest Service Arizona Game & Fish Arizona Sheriffs Arizona OHV Clubs

Arizona State Parks
Bureau of Land Management External Link
USDA Forest Service External Link
Arizona Game & Fish External Link
Arizona Sheriffs
Arizona OHV Clubs

Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Group: OHVAG

OHVAGThe OHVAG serves in an advisory capacity to the Arizona State Parks Board. OHVAG is a body of dedicated citizen volunteers who assure public involvement in the implementation of the Arizona State Parks administered portion of the State OHV Program. The seven-member group is appointed by the State Parks Board. This advisory group is instrumental in the development and implementation of the OHV Recreation Plan. The mission of OHVAG is to develop and enhance statewide off-highway vehicle opportunities, and to develop educational programs that promote resource protection, social responsibility, and interagency cooperation. Learn more about OHVAG (OHVAG)

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