Description: A remote desert drive with a few small challenges to make it interesting. Best to avoid during the extreme heat of summer. Read and follow all regulations posted on the information kiosk at the start of the trail. Most important is to always stay on existing trails. Soft sand, minor hill climbs and a few rocky places. Routefinding is confusing at times. Vehicles overheat quickly in soft sand. Use caution around mines. Some have exposed vertical shafts hundreds of feet deep. Don’t let children stray. ATVs and dirt bikes need to be especially careful.
Time & Distance: About 34 miles for the entire loop. Allow 3 to 4 hours.
Trail Conditions: Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office. Call (928) 505-1200.
Directions to the Trail: Head south from Lake Havasu City on Hwy 95. Turn left into Standard Wash 0.6 miles past mile marker 173. Make sure you go past the brown BLM kiosk for Standard Wash before you turn left.
Return Trip: Right on Hwy 95 returns to Lake Havasu City. Parker is left.
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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!