About Us

Our Story

Arizona Backcountry Explorers is an adventure website dedicated to promoting the western way of life and engaging our community in radical policy decisions that threaten rural Arizona. We are advocates of states’ rights, limited government, and the US Constitution.

Arizona Backcountry Explorers originally started as a Facebook group in 2016 by aspiring writer and photographer Kevin Allard to find new friends to explore the Arizona Backcountry. We have since grown to become one of the most influential leaders in land use issues in Arizona.

In late 2018 we set our crosshairs on radical policies threatening thousands of miles of Arizona backroads and recreation areas. Our website was soon developed to highlight certain issues and engaging the public in policy decisions.

Our work has been admired by local political leaders, Universities, pro-access organizations, and several media outlets across the west.

Since then, the Arizona people have successfully shaped the outcome of many Travel Management Plans in Arizona, including completely stopping all Bureau of Land Management trail closures.

Our goals

Promote

Promote adventure and establish our backroads as an economical source for rural Arizona communities.

Engage

Engage our community in policy-making decisions that threaten rural Arizona.

Unite

Unit the agriculture, mining, and outdoor recreation communities to shape state and federal policy.

Empower

Empower our community and provide the tools to effectively stand guard for traditional Arizona.

We believe that outdoor adventure is the best way enthusiasts can support rural Arizona. By sharing our adventures, we establish our backroads as a vital source of economic support for rural towns across Arizona while building support to protect motorized access. Doing so, we have built alliances with other user groups, leveled the playing field, and help shape policy.

Who we are

Simply put, we are a group of ordinary people who call Arizona home. We are offroad enthusiasts, hikers, wildlife photographers, hunters, fishermen, miners, ranchers, private landowners, and loggers who all have one thing in common, a love for traditional Arizona and the western way of life.