President’s Message

Welcome to the White Mountain Open Trails Association’s (WMOTA) web site. WMOTA is a private non-profit social club for adults, a 501(c)7 organization. The Club is dedicated to promoting fun, safe and responsible OHV riding in the White Mountains of Arizona. Quads and side-by-sides are welcome. We are not a jeep club. All OHVs must be street legal. See for these requirements.

The Club normally meets for business on the second Thursday of the month from April through October. See the calendar on our website. Our monthly ride is then typically on the third Saturday following the meeting somewhere in the White Mountains. Many of our members will RV camp, usually a dry camp, at the monthly ride site and ride on Thursday and Friday in addition to the official Saturday ride. The Club may also offer unofficial rides like a fall foliage, a night or a lunch or dinner ride. It’s a great way to meet others interested in OHV riding.

From time to time members will organize unofficial rides out side our local riding area to Utah, Colorado or warmer locations during the cooler months here in the mountains. In short, if you’re interested in OHV riding the Club is a great way to meet and ride with others who also enjoy OHV riding.

WMOTA also is working closely with the US Forest Service to maintain and extend the Maverick Trail. Maverick is currently 50 miles in length and runs from Clay Springs to Pinetop-Lakeside. There are proposed extensions west bound to Heber and east bound to Springerville.

Jack Dyer, President – White Mountain Open Trails Association, Inc.