Hualapai Mountain Scenic Bypass

Total Miles
25.3

Elevation

1,506.07 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

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 trails just waiting to be explored. The road is very easy. There are a lot of potholes and gaps in the edges of the road at the beginning of the trail; however, this is easily avoided so long as you aren't traveling in the dark. The trail climbs steadily up into the mountains and then evens out at the top until you make it back to the highway. At one point, you will cross next to a ranch, cows are freely grazing, and longhorns may be crossing the road.

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Hualapai Mountain Scenic Bypass
Hualapai Mountain Scenic Bypass
Hualapai Mountain Scenic Bypass

Difficulty

This trail is easy to do and can easily be accomplished in a 2 wheel drive vehicle, there are multiple washouts that have deteriorated the gravel road.

History

This used to be the site of a few scattered mining claims, nearby, you can still visit the dilapidated 90 year old remains of Gold King mansion where many mine workers were accommodated. abandoned mine shafts can still be found throughout the valley. The minerals being mined in this area include gold, silver, copper, and lead.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

You can start from either side. starting from Hwy 93 heading to Kingman pull off to County rd 129 and the road turns to gravel immediately or from Kingman take I40 to DW Ranch rd, go up the road a little ways and you will reach a dirt rd and a cattle guard on your left marking the start.

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