Pass Canyon

Enjoy views of the Black Mountains as you make your way along this unique trail.

Total Miles
18.2
Plan with onX Offroad

Elevation
781.82

Duration
4

Technical Rating
7/10

Best Time
Fall/Winter/Spring

Trail Overview

This is a very rugged trail in mining country that borers a closed wilderness. There are some interesting old mining structures to see at the Moss Mine ruins. There are a lot of side roads available, so OHVs are ideal for the area.

Difficulty

Difficult: Most of this trail is sandy washes and rutted, dirt-packed roads. The difficult part is negotiating narrow, rocky Pass Canyon. Aggressive stock SUVs can get through with careful tire placement and an experienced driver, but don't go alone. Numerous side roads around Moss Mine make route-finding challenging.

History

Oatman began as a gold mining town, but today its major industry is tourism. A major fire in 1921 burned most of the the town's buildings, but spared the 1902 Oatman Hotel. The hotel is famous partly because Clark Gable and Carole Lombard honeymooned there in 1939. Wild burros from bygone mining days still roam the streets.

Access Description

From Bullhead City: From the Bullhead Parkway 95 Bypass, head east on Silver Creek Road. Turn left at 5.9 miles on unmarked road. From Oatman: Head north on Route 66 about a mile. Turn left on Silver Creek Road. Start of trail is on the right at 4.8 miles.

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