The Alto Pit OHV Campground lies at the base of the Granite Mountain Wilderness Area, at a 6,200-foot elevation. It’s a dog-friendly campground and its off-highway trail system attracts visitors from all age groups. If you are an off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiast, you will love the rugged landscape surrounding the campground.
You can see granite in its various degradation stages, especially when you see the uneven Granite Mountain towering to the north. The majority of the vegetation comprises of limber pine, ponderosa pine, manzanita, oak and a range of shrubs and grasses. It is an excellent environment for you to go hiking with your dog.
The recreation area has two pits. The Main Pit is the bigger one while the West Pit is a short distance to the southwest of the Main Pit. There is a 20-mile trail system offering not only challenging rides for advanced recreationists, but thrilling rides for beginners as well. Just remember to clean up after your dog so as not to spoil the lively environment.
There are 10 campsites with single occupancy and one with double occupancy. In addition to having space for a tent, all campsites have a campfire ring and a picnic table. Fires are allowed only in stoves or certain fire rings. Keep in mind that water and electricity are not available. A large Ramada is near the entrance of the facility, which can be used for groups of up to 50 people.
Some of the driveways can fit a camp unit such as an RV, trailer or tow vehicle, with enough space for an additional vehicle. Others are on the cozy side. RV hook-ups or dump stations are not present in the campground. All in all, the campground has something for every level of OHV enthusiast. With the right preparation you and Fido can have an enjoyable and thrilling experience at Alto Pit OHV Campground.