UTV Offroad Adventures is putting on the Peppersauce UTV Fun Run in San Manuel, Arizona, March 26th-28th. Hosted by Peppersauce Motorsports & Rentals, the Fun Run will feature a Friday night ride (7:00PM), 50-mile guided rides (Chiva Falls and Lemon Peel Loops) on Saturday and Sunday, a corn hole tournament, Saturday night dinner, and raffle. Rides also feature stops for the Poker Run.
Online registration ends March 21st, so weekend entry fees are $170 per driver and $140 per passenger, and one-day entries are $75 for drivers and $60 for passengers. All weekend entries include guided trail rides, event T-shirt, swag bag, two breakfasts, one dinner, one raffle ticket, corn hole tournament, and camping. Headquarters and registration will be at Peppersauce Motorsports, 136 W. 8th Ave., San Manuel, AZ 85631; (520) 385-4265.
Kyle Krause wrote up a report for the Saguaro UTV Fest:
“In this stretch of Hwy 60 located between the Harcuvar and Harquahala Mountains, you will find the small towns of Salome, AZ and Wenden, AZ. Both towns are small but welcoming to snowbirds, travelers and off-road enthusiast’s year round. This area is rich in agriculture, farming, old mines, open desert views and the best part are the miles and miles of off-road adventure to be had. Wenden, AZ, is the gateway to Alamo Lake, and in the early 1900’s it was a supply depot for all of the local mines in the area. Wyatt Earp left Tombstone to become the first retiree in the early 1880’s and mined this area.
“With plenty of sunshine to be had, you can pick an adventure for the day. UTV Offroad Adventures has designed two rides daily that range between 50 – 75ish miles. This year were the Palmerita Loop and the Harquahala Mine Loop rides. Both rides boasting beautiful desert views, mine shafts galore, and a stop at the Wayside Inn & RV Park for an off the beaten path lunch and drinks located a few miles from Alamo Lake. Both rides are full of fun, friends, adventure and many stories from the local guides.
“This UTV event was held February 19-21, 2021, with everyone starting out at locals Christy and Clark’s homesite located up Alamo Lake Road. They are the owners and operators of C & D Auto Repair located in Salome. Their hospitality beyond measure allows all of us camping and all festivities on their properties for the event. A huge thanks to them for their guidance and the best bonfires ever for the nightly shenanigan’s. The Cornhole Tournament, Raffles and night time festivities are well planned and everyone has an amazing time. Many leave with new gear and fond memories, not to mention new friends.
“Food for this event was provided by Emalee’s Taqueria and I can certainly tell you from experience it is simply to die for! Breakfast burritos are much needed for your energy on the trail rides and will fill you up for miles. Their menu has authentic Mexican food including Elotes, Burritos, Quesadillas, Nachos and even a Keto Menu for those of us that have food allergies or issues. They are always accommodating and the food is simply amazing.
“Experience the many trails and interesting places Arizona has to offer. Adventure awaits at every turn in Arizona and UTV Off-road Adventures will help you find the experience you are after. For information for ALL Arizona upcoming UTV events visit UTVOFFROADADVENTURES.COM.”
UTV Action will be at Peppersauce to hand out magazines and cover the Fun Run, so bring your helmet if you want to be in the magazine.
<2021 UTV OFFROAD ADVENTURES FESTS, FUN RUNS & JAMBOREES>
Jan. 29-31, 2021…Camp Bouse UTV Fest, Bouse, AZ; www.utvoffroadadventures.com
Feb. 19-21, 2021…Saguaro UTV Fest, Wenden, AZ; www.utvoffroadadventures.com
Mar. 26-28, 2021…Peppersauce UTV Fun Run, San Manual, AZ; www.utvoffroadadventures.com
Apr. 16-18, 2021…Gila Monster UTV Fest, Globe, AZ; www.utvoffroadadventures.com
Apr. 30-May 2, 2021…Cherry Creek UTV Fest, Young, AZ; www.utvoffroadadventures.com
June 11-13, 2021…Brewski UTV Fest, Showlow, AZ; www.utvoffroadadventures.com
Aug. 18-23, 2021…White Mountain UTV Jamboree, Springerville, AZ; www.azopracing.com
Sept. 17-19, 2021…Fire in the Sky UTV Fun Run, Heber, AZ; www.utvoffroadadventures.com
Oct. 8-10, 2021…Lake Powell UTV Fest, Page, AZ; www.utvoffroadadventures.com