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Patriot Pines Outdoors – Cactus to Pines 2022 – AJ to Forest Lakes

April 29, 2022 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 pm MDT

$20 – $40
Patriot Pines Outdoors -UTV-Jeep Cactus to Pines Poker Ride – Apache Junction to Forest Lakes AZ – Friday April 29th return Sun May 1st 9am

About this event

8th Annual Cactus To Pines 2022


Patriot Pines Outdoors Cactus to Pines 2022 SXS-UTV-Jeep 4X4 Cactus to Pines ride is an amazing community event that brings us all together to enjoy the beauty of the AZ outdoors. Come join us and bring some friends this ride is from Apache Junction to Forest Lakes AZ. You will see some of the most beautiful scenery Arizona has to offer.

This event helps us raise money to support our veterans with outdoor therapeutic activities. Please check out our 2020 recap video below and see all the things this ride helps us accomplish every year. Also in 2021 Patriot Pines Outdoors “Wildlife Water Warriors” hauled 175,000 gallons of water for our wildlife in drought stricken northern Arizona.

The donation is $40.00 per adult and $20 for children. This covers the lunch / dinner and opportunity for some great prizes. We are excited and grateful to have Traeger joining us again this year! Your donation also includes a poker hand for a chance to win several awesome prizes including a Traeger grills, RTIC Coolers and much more!!!!!

Due to the popularity of this event we will have 3 groups. This will help with congestion at the lunch and fuel stop.

Registration from 5:30am to 6:00am. Morning kickoff meeting @ 6am

A. Fast & Furious SXS 5:30am sign in / start time 6:05

B. No Hurries No worries SXS 5:30am sign in / start time 6:10

C. Jeep & SUV class 5:30 am sign in / start time 6:15

Ride info: For those that want HWY only its 73 miles(80min) to the lunch stop 30 min lunch then 67 miles or 70 minutes to Forest Lakes total 140 miles or 3 hrs.

Roads and Dirt Mileage is approximately 125 miles on our route from AJ to Forest Lakes and there is fuel available in Tonto Basin approximately 66 miles into the ride by our lunch stop and also fuel is available in Young and Forest lakes at the Rim Resort. Total time depends on how many stops are made. Example Fast &Furious was 5-6 hrs only a couple stops, No Hurries-No Worries was 9hrs with (6)15-20min stops plus 1 hour for lunch and fuel stop. Jeeps & SUVs were 10hrs. All groups should arrive Forest Lakes with plenty of time to get to their campsite or cabin/hotel rental to get cleaned up before the evening awards dinner event with live music.

A Bulldog pass is required for the dirt, you can purchase it here. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/recarea/?recid=35555

CAMPING: One of our veteran volunteers has a big campsite for those that would like to drop of early he will be there from April 22nd – May 1st. Just let us know and we can put you in touch with him. He will be in the area of the campsite all week long. This campsite is just a few minutes from the final dinner stop.

Lodging info:

Forestlakeslodge.com (928)535-4727



Saturday we will have two cornhole tournaments: Team tournament registration 10am/11am start – player lunch burger or hot dog served between 12pm and 1pm additional lunches available for $5 donation – Blind draw tournament registration 1pm/2pm start – each tournament is $20 per person – payout for top 3 teams and Patriot Pines Outdoors. 50 percent goes to the foundation and the other 50 percent is split between the top 3 teams.

Sunday Return Ride is Optional (As Many people make other arrangements to get back down to the valley)

There will be a group doing a return ride Sunday May 1st at 9am from Forest Lakes to Apache Junction if you want to ride back. They will be leaving the Rim Resort Store in Forest lakes the gas station in Forest Lakes.

Event Tee Shirts will be sold $20.00 S-M-L-XL- $25.00 XXL -XXXL Deadline for T Shirts is 4/04/21

Below are a couple links from a previous ride and what we do at Patriot Pines Outdoors

Contact information: patritotpinesoutdoors@gmail.com or 602-842-1655



April 29, 2022
5:00 am - 9:00 pm MDT
$20 – $40
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Prospector Park
3015 North Idaho Road
Apache Junction, United States
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