Backland is located about 20 minutes from Williams, AZ on 160 acres of private land. As a private "in holding" we are surrounded on all sides by pristine National Forest lands in the midst of the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world.
6929 E Rosilda Springs Rd.
Williams AZ, 86046
From I-40 get off at exit 167 (Garland Prairie Rd, Circle Pines Rd).
Turn south onto Garland Prairie Rd (146) and go 1.5 miles.
After crossing the train tracks go left to remain on Garland Prairie Road-146. Pavement ends.
Proceed 2.3 miles, then stay left at the fork to remain on Garland Prairie Rd-146.
Proceed an additional 3.2 miles, then continue straight on Garland Prairie Rd-146 (Do not turn right onto the unimproved road here even if prompted by google maps to do so).
Proceed an additional .9 miles then turn right onto White Horse Lake road.
Proceed 1.2 miles, then turn right onto Forest Road 139.
Proceed .9 miles, then turn right onto Backland Rd.
Proceed .1 mile to Backland.
FLG - Flagstaff Pulliam Airport - 40 mins
PHX - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - 2 hours 50 mins
AZA - Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport - 3.5 hours
LAS - Las Vegas McCarran International Airport - 3.5 hours
What is the road to Backland like?
The road to Backland is part of the adventure, but it may not be for everyone. The last 8 miles (around 15-20 mins) of your trip will be on scenic and beautiful unpaved Forest Service roads. These roads are graveled, well maintained, clearly marked and are suitable for most vehicles. We do not suggest motorcycles, or ultra low clearance sports cars. Four-wheel drive is generally not necessary, though it is required in icy/snowy conditions. You can expect there to be some wash boarding on the roads and depending on the weather an occasional shallow puddle. After your trip to Backland your car will likely be dusty (or muddy if it has rained). A trip to the car wash will probably be necessary if you have rented your vehicle. If you are anything like us, you will find the destination is well worth the trip.