The middle portion of this route follows a wilderness corridor between two wilderness areas. Stay on numbered routes at all times. We drove this trail in March when a red grass, which locals called Indian Wheat, dominated the landscape. This color, combined with saguaro cactus, teddy-bear cholla, blooming ocotillo and mountain backdrops, made for a very scenic trip. Short hike to Hummingbird Springs was fun even though we found no water or hummingbirds. Open to properly registered and plated OHVs.
Submitted By MMolitoris
There are two sides to this trip–one quite easy, and the other much more difficult. The Trip from Hummingbird Springs to Tonopah is an easy run, mostly flat dirt/gravel road and with some bumps as you approach the Springs endpoint. The other half, from Eagle Eye Road to the Springs is somewhat more challenging, with some places more moderate in rating; in 4 places, we had to add rocks to some deep crossovers that have been a washout, one tough uphill section where my wife said my right front tire was a foot off the ground. We have an Expedition with AT tires, beefed-up suspension, and armor; and now some new “pin striping”. It is very scenic and has great views of the two wilderness areas. Enjoy.
Submitted By Douglas F.
We drove this trail both ways earlier in the fall of 2021. We came across the friendly local rancher who was happy to chat with somebody and said he had not been through the middle section in a long time. Indeed, the midsection, past his coral, did not seem to have seen much of any traffic. The heavy August storms had caused erosion in many places. While I don’t think it merits a moderate rating, it is certainly slower and requires a bit more care than Belmont Mountain, which is a little further to the east and rated moderate. We first traveled this trail a few years ago and it was equally desolate. Be prepared.