BLM 1649

Total Miles
2.9

Elevation

1,753.71 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

BLM Road 1649 is one of the many little connector trails off County Highway 103. It is unmarked (no trail numbers) and is an alternate route to BLM 1648. In the three miles, there are several steep drop-ins into the river wash, some of which are a few feet tall, which bump the difficulty rating up. (Photos, of course, do not do them justice). High-clearance vehicles with good approach/departure angles are highly advised, as stock (low-clearance) vehicles may not clear the wash edges. Use caution in wet conditions, as flash floods do happen in this region and the trail briefly goes up/down within the wash at one point. Aside from the wash obstacles, the trail is a relatively mild two-track route. The brush and vegetation do make this trail more narrow, so wider vehicles may not be recommended if pin-striping is a concern. You will encounter a livestock gate along the way--please be sure to close it once you pass. Livestock are free-roaming around here and can be on the trail so be on the lookout. As a reminder, the Arizona Strip is incredibly remote with no service and hardly any visitors. Summer months will reach triple-digit temperatures and freezing temperatures in the winter months. Be prepared when venturing out here.

Photos of BLM 1649

BLM 1649
BLM 1649
BLM 1649

Difficulty

This trail contains several steep drop-ins into the river wash, some of which are a few feet tall, which bump the difficulty rating up. High-clearance vehicles with good approach/departure angles are highly advised, as stock (low-clearance) vehicles may not clear the wash edges. Aside from the wash obstacles, the trail is a relatively mild two-track route. The brush and vegetation do make this trail more narrow, so wider vehicles may not be recommended if pin-striping is a concern.

Technical Rating

5

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