Hualapai Mountains

Total Miles
33.4

Elevation

2,153.13 ft

Duration

6 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The road meanders along ridges and climbs to over 7,000 feet. There are enough side roads here to spend an entire afternoon adventuring. Low desert runs can be extremely hot during the summer, so this trail is a nice break with cooler temperatures. Visit the historic Boriana Mine complex for an interesting side trip.

Photos of Hualapai Mountains

Hualapai Mountains
Hualapai Mountains
Hualapai Mountains

Difficulty

Easy: We've rated this trail easy based on the fact that we were able to drive it in our stock Grand Cherokee after a snowfall in early November. The road is narrow and rocky in places with switchbacks that may intimidate novice drivers. High clearance and four-wheel drive required.

History

The Boriana Mine was the largest tungsten mine in Arizona, but closed in 1957 after a major fire.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Heather Berge
Apr 11, 2024
2018 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Normal
On steeper sections, rocky and loose, I think that comes mostly from all the ATV’s that use the trail. Some large boulders on the trail but easy passage even for standard SUVs. Air down for a better ride. Boriana Mine is interesting and the saguaro cacti past there was a surprise. A desert botanical garden before you get to the valley.
Vincent La
Apr 06, 2024
2023 Ford Ranger
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
If it weren't for the exposure, I'd say this is just a 3/10, but the switchbacks and narrow paths justify the 5/10. A very fun trail. Expect the temperature to be 10 degrees or more cooler than Kingman.
Eric Gartin
Dec 04, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Ran this trail in 2WD, a few narrow sections with obstacles up to 12" in height. Easily passable by stock 4WD vehicles.
Dan Jaquez
Apr 08, 2023
2020 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

Take Stockton Hill Road, Exit 52, south from Interstate 40 about 14 miles. Stockton Hill Road changes to Hualapai Mountain Road. Continue south past mile marker 12 and turn right on Flag Mine Road. You can also reach Stockton Hill Road from Exits 48 and 53 via Andy Devine Blvd.

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