Hightower Trail

Total Miles


324.36 ft


1.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is a fun trail that follows the high line poles out into the desert. If coming from Lake Havasu on the Whipple Mountain Loop Trail, you can stay straight and follow this trail down. Views are incredible, and the road is maintained by the power companies, so it's a pleasant Overlanding type of trail. You will pass through a section of Indian land, and if you wish to camp in that section, you will need a permit. At the end of the trail, you come to a wash with a large outcrop of granite with pictographs. BLM has placed fencing around it, but you can walk right up the rocks and snap some photos.

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Hightower Trail
Hightower Trail
Hightower Trail


This is an easy trail for any 4x4 vehicle. Road is well maintained for power company vehicles. I would be extremely cautious in rain as this is loose sand and dirt. SUV's shouldn't have too many issues with this trail so long as the have a little bit of clearance. This trail ties you into other trails out in the desert. We camped the night at the end of the the trail. This is an isolated trail. The closest paved road is 20 or so miles. Plan accordingly.

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Access Description

Go across Parker Dam on Parker Dam Road. turn on Mud Road then follow the trail "Dynamite Canyon Whipple Mountains" Instead of taking loop back to Lake Havasu, stay straight and start trail.

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