Mojave Road, East

This section of the trail sits east of the CA/NV state line.

Total Miles
28.9
Plan with onX Offroad

Elevation
1249.82

Duration
7

Technical Rating
4/10

Best Time
Fall/Winter/Spring

Trail Overview

Difficulty

Moderate: Most of this route is easy, but several spots are steep, rocky and rutted. OK for aggressive stock 4x4 SUVs. Soft sand and muddy at times. Don't go alone. Carry plenty of water and gas. Flash floods possible. Route-finding is challenging. Follow cairns, which are always on the right. Free GPS waypoints can be downloaded from our website at www.funtreks.com.

History

Like many roads in the West, this route started as an Indian foot path and later became an important wagon road servicing mining operations and travelers heading west. The route's many natural springs provided life-sustaining water. In 1981, volunteers formed an organization called 'Friends of the Mojave Road.' They reopened the road for recreational and historic purposes, and are today committed to its preservation.

Access Description

This trail starts in a dry wash on the west side of Needles Highway, exactly 1 3/4 mile north of the Nevada state line. We found only tiny BLM posts marking the spot. These could easily be washed away. The easiest way to find this point is to follow signs to the Avi Casino located between Bullhead City, AZ, and Needles, CA. Head west from the casino to connect with Needles Highway (see map). Or head north on River Road from I-40.

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