Beginner Offroad Trails Near Oatman

Stonehouse Trail

The Stonehouse Trail is a single wide dirt road that winds through desert hills in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and passes by an old stone house ruin which gives the trail its name.…
Total Miles
3.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Portland Mine Traverse

This 21.7 point-to-point trail begins off the Lake Mead View Trail (which actually overlooks Lake Mohave) and ends near Katherine's Landing. The trail takes you through the Black Mountain range and passes by the Portland…
Total Miles
21.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Wi / Sp

Nevada Telephone Cove Road

The Nevada Telephone Cove Road is inside the Lake Mead National Recreation Area boundary and starts just off State Route 163 a few miles outside of Laughlin, NV. This is a well trafficked and reasonably…
Total Miles
4.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Christmas Tree Pass

Christmas Tree Pass is a fun, dirt road adventure in the hills above the Colorado River on the Arizona/Nevada border. It is named for a tree on the trail that is decorated with christmas ornaments.…
Total Miles
15.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Lake Mead View Trail

This trail provides great views of Lake Mead and many areas suitable for camping. The road is mostly moderate gravel but there are several short loose and steep sections. There are a lot of large…
Total Miles
7.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

East Cottonwood Cove Road

This trail is a graded road from US 93 out to East Cottonwood Cove on Lake Mohave. This road is wide and fairly smooth with a few washes that are susceptible to flooding during heavy…
Total Miles
18.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Su / Sp

Pot Cove Road

This short side trail off the East Cottonwood Cove Road leads to the more popular beach area which has toilet facilities. A good side trip while in the area to view Lake Mohave and relax.…
Total Miles
0.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Hualapai Mountain Scenic Bypass

This is a great side trip to take if you are traveling through and need a break from the interstate. There is stunning scenery and lots of camping, not to mention the plethora of side…
Total Miles
24.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

The Mojave Road Temporary Re-Route

The Mojave Road experienced a large washout on Piute Pass, roughly 12 feet deep and 30 feet wide. The trail is currently closed along this portion of the track, and this is the recommended alternate…
Total Miles
13.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Mohave Wash

This trail leaves straight off of Highway 95 and takes you through three distinct washes. Its a very popular area for ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes, and with it being close to town, it can…
Total Miles
27.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Powerline Wash Road

This short 2.6-mile out-and-back trail is a side trip/spur trail off the Aztec Wash Road. This is an easy trail that can be done by a high clearance 2WD or any 4WD vehicle. It runs…
Total Miles
1.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Wi / Fa

Aztec Wash Road

This 20.8-mile out-and-back trail starts near the small town of Nelson, El Dorado Canyon, and passes through Eagle Wash and Aztec Wash before ending at a small cove on Lake Mohave. Plenty of beautiful vistas…
Total Miles
9.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Nelson Rollercoaster

This is a very scenic route through the hills near Nelson, Nevada. The dirt trail has several steep climbs and descents over several ridges as you make your way through the El Dorado Mountains. From…
Total Miles
11.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Keyhole Canyon

This is an easy dirt road into the mountains of the Eldorado Valley. The access is very easy, and the canyon is a popular camping location. The road leads you to a slot canyon that…
Total Miles
7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Cienega Springs to Shea

This 9-mile (each way) trail connects Cienega Springs Road and the Back Way to Desert Bar Trail with Shea Road and the Swansea Townsite Trail. You skirt along the edge of the Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness…
Total Miles
8.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Osborne Wash

This 3.7-mile track, which goes through the Osborne Wash for part of the trail, provides a cut-across trail to get back into Parker or get out to the Swansea Townsite Trail, without having to go…
Total Miles
3.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Pipeline Road

This nearly 19-mile scenic route skirts the base of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness' northwest boundary and provides incredible views of the Fenner Valley below. As you traverse the base of the mountain range on…
Total Miles
17.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

Swansea Townsite

Take this desert drive off the beaten path to visit Swansea Townsite, an historic town with some really unique ruins. ATVs and UTVs will love all of the side roads available along this route.
Total Miles
37.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Gibraltar Mountain Wanderings

This 4-mile RT trail uses Trail Hs360 to get a little further into the Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness. This wilderness area is BLM land, and the wildlife possibilities include bighorn sheep, wild donkeys, burros, wild horses,…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Painted Mountains

This track takes you north out of Quartzsite, AZ, across the desert to the amazing Painted Mountains and canyons surrounding Mesquite Mountain. You will be on the reservation of the Colorado River Indian Tribe (CRIT)…
Total Miles
45.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Ivanpah Valley High Voltage Line

This section of the high voltage line was a paved road at some point, but most of it has long since been reclaimed by the desert. It would be easy for one to travel it…
Total Miles
12
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Kingman Wash

Kingman Wash Road is a maintained backcountry road off Highway 93, south of Hoover Dam in Arizona. The road runs for about 3.6 miles over hills and down washes through the wild backcountry of Lake…
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Old Alamo Road

This trail runs from Highway 93 all the way to the shores of beautiful Alamo Lake. There are plenty of dispersed camping spots on either end and if you prefer a more established campground, those…
Total Miles
31.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa

High Voltage Powerline Trail

This section cruises nicely along the main high powerlines cutting through the area. Some sections are nice soft sand, while others are gentle rollers. Be aware of small washouts here and there, and be sure…
Total Miles
8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Three Rivers

This trail is an easy, graded, wide, two-lane dirt trail with plenty of washboard that ends a sandy wash. The wash is the access point to the Arrastra Mountain Wilderness and may have water in…
Total Miles
4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Burro Creek West

This sandy rip starts by Highway 93 with tons of dispersed camping spots amongst the awesome rock formations. There are power lines and funky old buildings with Graffiti on private property. The map names this…
Total Miles
3.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Four Peaks to Plomosa Road

This 3-mile trail provides an alternate route to get from the Four Peaks area back to Plomosa Road. It will provide different scenery and a slightly different view from the other trails in this area…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Easy Graded Trail to the Wayside RV Resort

The easy way to the Wayside RV Resort. The trail isn't maintained often but even when it's bad it's still over two lanes wide and can get quite washboarded. This trail is a direct route…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

White Eagle

This mostly easy trail takes the traveler from the I-15 Interstate to the edge of the Mohave Preserve. It begins on a "paved" section that quickly gives way to loose sandy dirt. There are many…
Total Miles
4.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Plomosa Mountains

This is a really fun and easy adventure. There are sand dunes, washes and a single rocky section that gives just a bit of a challenge. Its a great area for ATVs and UTVs with…
Total Miles
12.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa