President’s Choice

Location: Northeast of Parker, east of Cienega Springs.

Difficulty: Difficult.

Description: Best enjoyed with a group of very experienced wheelers. A real test of the best modified equipment. A lot of tall, jagged rocks with very little room to maneuver. Without a good spotter, expect body damage. Route-finding is confusing at the start.

Time & Distance: Very short. The hardcore part is only about a mile. If all goes well, it can be done in about an hour. However, the chances of that happening are slim. Allow 2 to 4 hours, especially if you have a large group.

Trail Conditions: Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office. Call (928) 505-1200.




Remember: trail conditions, fire restrictions, weather, and land ownership change constantly so everyone must take responsibility for themselves, both for their safety and complying with all laws. Please understand that means YOU.


Directions to the Trail: Turn east off Hwy 95 on an unmarked wide gravel road between mile markers 149 and 150. Bear right when the road forks at 0.6 miles then immediately turn right again off the gravel road into a broad area at 0.7 miles. Roads fan out in many directions.


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Get yourself and your rig ready for the trip: Make sure both you and your vehicle are prepared 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 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 the number to Arizona 4×4 Off Road Recovery in case you find yourself in need of recovery in the middle of nowhere. Their 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!




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