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Cattail Cove/Rovey’s Needle

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Location Lake Havasu City, AZ
Rating Moderate,
Length 8.6mi
Time 4hrs

Vehicle Types


Variety of terrain with many side trails to explore.

This is a popular area for both street-legal and non-street-legal vehicles. Massive staging area with flat space for motorhomes and large camping units. It’s a fun climb to interesting Rovey’s Needle; don’t miss it. Variety of terrain with many side trails. Route shown here follows a sandy wash interrupted by various size rock obstacles. Carry a State Trust Land permit.


Trail Ratings Defined

Our stock Jeep Wrangler Sport required careful tire placement in spots. Optional challenges for hard-core vehicles. Stock 4x4 SUVs with high ground clearance can make it through with an experienced driver.






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(928) 505-1200Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office

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Submitted by Chuck Wells

We could make a case for upping the rating on this trail because some of the rock sections along the last part are a bit more exposed. But it’s so close; we’ll leave the rating at moderate. The worst spot has a bypass, but other spots are a bit more difficult. A skilled driver in a high-clearance vehicle like my stock Wrangler Sport will have no problems. I took a different winding route along the hillside to get to Rovey’s Needle (shown in the book with a brown line and an ATV symbol.) It was very steep in spots but really fun in my Jeep. You can’t get a good photo of Rovey’s Needle that shows how cool it is. Make sure you go up there. Also, I found a hiking trail at the end of the trail (Wpt. 07) that avoids the thick brush to the river. Follow a path to the right that tunnels through the brush then comes out and climbs to the top of a hill. From there you get a great view of the mouth of Bill Williams River.




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