Mojave Road, East

This section of the trail sits east of the CA/NV state line.

Total Miles

38

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Elevation
4,074'
Duration
7 Hours
Technical Rating
4 / 10
Best Time
Fall/ Winter/ Spring

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Mojave Road, East
The first part of this trail can be confusing, as it is not well marked. You'll eventually reach the Mojave National Preserve where you can take a really interesting side trip to Fort Piute. Camping is permitted along the route for the most part, but watch for postings. Only street-legal vehicles are allowed in the park.
History
Like many roads in the West, this route started as an Indian footpath and later became an important wagon road servicing mining operations and travelers heading west. The route’s many natural springs provided life-sustaining water. In 1981, volunteers formed an organization called “Friends of the Mojave Road.” They reopened the road for recreational and historic purposes, and are today committed to its preservation.
Getting There
This trail starts in a dry wash on the west side of Needles Highway, exactly ¾ mile north of the Nevada state line. We found only tiny BLM posts marking the spot. These could easily be washed away. The easiest way to find this point is to follow signs to the Avi Casino located between Bullhead City, AZ, and Needles, CA. Head west from the casino to connect with Needles Highway (see map). Or head north on River Road from I-40.
Contact for Current Conditions
BLM Needles F.O.
(760) 326-7030