Description: Visit Rovey’s Needle, an interesting rock formation. Lunch at Cattail Cove next to the Bill Williams River. Mainly follows sandy wash bottoms with intermittent rocky sections. There are several difficult rock obstacles if you are looking for more challenge, but the worst places have bypasses. Tight, scratchy brush just before you get to Cattail Cove. Route-finding is confusing at times.
Time & Distance: It’s 8.8 miles to Cattail Cove counting the side trip to Rovey’s Needle and 8.2 miles back out. Allow about 4 hours.
Trail Conditions: Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office. Call (928) 505-1200.
Directions to the Trail: Turn east off Hwy 95 just north of mile marker 165. The area looks like a gravel pit under major power lines. It’s located adjacent to Cattail Cove State Park which is on the opposite side of Hwy 95.
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Get yourself and your TOY ready for the trip: Make sure both you and your vehicle are ready for your next adventure.
Before you venture out on your offroading trip you need to make sure you are prepared for emergencies. Even if nothing happens to you or your vehicle, you might come across someone who needs help. Short of always having your full-on Bug-Out-Bag with you, you should at least have some basic emergency items. It might seem obvious to some, but you should get yourself a tool box with appropriate tools and leather gloves, good first aid kit, fire extinguisher, set of jumper cables, emergency blankets (stored in heavy plastic bag – both are useful), flashlight, tow strap and some extra water. I would also suggest a recovery strap, a military folding shovel, heavy duty garbage bags, and a hand crank self powered weather radio. These items are not expensive, but they just might save your day.
Another thing you should definitely do before you leave is to save Joe’s number in your cellphone in case you find yourself in need of recovery in the middle of nowhere. Joe is the owner of Arizona 4×4 Off Road Recovery and has become a real hero to many in the Arizona offroad community. His number is (602) 697-8306.
If you’re ready for a next adventure and want to plan it right, check out some of these trail guides – Arizona has so many awesome destinations to explore!