Wheeler Wash Paddock and Camping

Total Miles
2.4

Elevation

1,977.15 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The trailhead acts as the perfect spot to air down. Equipped with pit toilets and picnic tables, you can enjoy the view over the valley while your tires decompress. Most of the trail is fairly easy with the exception of two technical rock obstacles; once you've cleared those, you'll wind your way through trees, cacti, and thin, dry creek beds. You'll cross a wider, dried-up washout at the bottom of a short hill, then finally arrive at the abandoned and overgrown paddock as well as some stunning camping spots in the shadow of the Hualapai mountains.

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Wheeler Wash Paddock and Camping
Wheeler Wash Paddock and Camping
Wheeler Wash Paddock and Camping

Difficulty

Most of the trail is fairly easy with the exceptions of two steep rock obstacles and some rough terrain over some off camber sections which makes the trail impassable without high clearance and a short wheel base.

History

Hualapai means "people of the pines" named for the American Tribe that inhabited the mountains until their relocation in 1870. The mountain park itself was created by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the great depression.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

Follow the Hualapai Mtn. Rd just past the Ranger station and you will find the trail head.

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