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Hualapai Mountains

1 Review
Location Bullhead City, AZ
Rating Difficult,
Length 33.6mi
Time 8hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

Rough, scenic road winds along high ridges.

A long, scenic, challenging drive that climbs from desert to high mountain forest. Escape summer’s heat above 7,000 ft. Many great OHV side roads to explore. Visit extensive ruins at Boriana Mine. Large staging area at start. This route is a popular segment of the Arizona Peace Trail. If driving trail in opposite direction, a full hookup campground and nearby staging area are available near Hualapai Mountain Park Visitor Center (fees required).

Rating

Difficult
Trail Ratings Defined

Although much of this trail is easy to moderate, some portions are very steep, narrow and rocky. Rockslides are common. Carry plenty of gas should you be forced to turn around unexpectedly. We did this route in our stock Wrangler Sport, but it was tough.

Stats

Length

33.6mi

Time

8hrs

High Point

7,046ft

Best Time To Go

Spring/Summer/Fall

Current Conditions

(928) 718-3700Bureau of Land Management, Kingman Field Office

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Trail updates

03/30/2019

Submitted by Chuck Wells

Most of this trail is still easy, but some of it is now moderate and the section between Waypoints 03 and 04 was difficult when I drove it in my stock Jeep Wrangler Sport. The difficulty is due to rockslides that partly block the roadway with a couple of very tight spots. It won’t take much more erosion to make this trail impassable, however, it’s very likely that maintenance will be done if this happens, either by the BLM or a local 4-wheel-drive club. This is a very important road with many uses. This road is also now part of the Arizona Peace Trail, which gives it additional importance. There is a new parking area for trailers on the north end. Please drive slowly through the residential area along Flag Mine Road. Residents are already disturbed by the increase in traffic and dust because of its new AZPT designation. I got this information from a local resident out on his own UTV. There are many blind curves through this area, so please slow down.

12/6/2018
There are some steep, off-camber areas a lot of fallen rock from some of the cliffs. The trail is now considered Moderate rating due to terrain changes.

 

11/7/2017
Submitted by Gary J.
While the trail is easy for the most part, once you reach Wabuyama trail head headed towards Borianna mines the road becomes more difficult. There are several locations where rock slides have occurred and some sharp turns over rough areas. While it is or can still be rated easy caution should be taken while in this area, it may take more time than what is stated in book. Also, there are multiple trails (7101 A-U) that branch off of the main trail (7101) that can be explored, caution is advised as some of these trails are ATV and not very wide.

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Grumbles says

This trail is a long and bumpy ride but we thoroughly enjoyed it! We started at the Hualapai Mountain Resort and exited on I-40 in Yucca. The trip took us three hours from the resort to the big mine and another hour from the mine to I-40. Total time after exploring the mine area was about five hours. I would allow for at least another hour if you plan to do the trail in the opposite direction, because it's almost all uphill and some of it is pretty steep and loose. I put in a suggestion to up the trail rating to moderate because the trail has gotten pretty rough in places with some off-camber climbs and descents, and some fallen rocks. I have a Jeep JK with a 2 inch lift and 33's and had no problems at all.
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