The views are neat on the Aspen and Hayden trails. However, kind of a tame place for adventurous folk. There is some mountain climbing towards Hayden peak, near radio towers, but otherwise a mild experience with the main loop being only 3-4 miles round trip.
Would be a great place for a family outing, though. Lots of cabins nearby for rent. Friendly rangers at the ranger station.
I loved hiking this trail! From the ranger station, a short drive up the mountain through the campgrounds leads to the trailhead. The hiking trail offers a 3.3 mi loop, with offshoots on the loop to two separate peaks. I decided to do the Aspen peak. Exciting trail through lots of different biomes, and amazing views along the way as this mountain range has more elevation than most in the surrounding area. Extra props to the ranger station lady, she was very nice and friendly.
Trail was moderate however there are few spots youll need to move around. It is a long drop in spots. Recommend day time tripTook the trail and found the trail very narrow and parts pretty beat up. Make sure you leave early and bring plenty of water in case you have mechanical issues. Had one couple pass us the other way no one else. Pretty desolete and towards Yucca the trail had some areas of a landslide and had to move some of the debris to get by.
Probably would never take trail again without a second vehicle.
3 of 5 stars to reflect the "moderate" difficulty of this route. Beautiful views, lots of back country camping available. I've ridden this route 3 times on a dual sport motorcycle, and have met both quads and Jeeps along the way. Popular with locals from Kingman, Bullhead, and Havasu.
Depending on recent weather, the route may be impassable, check with the Ranger Station at Hualapai Mountain Park, 928-757-3859
Flag Mine Rd. meets Boriani Mine Road at the south end, then intersects Alamo Road at the east side of Yucca, AZ. Boriani Mine is visible on the north side of Boriani Mine Road, then you will see the northern most natural stand of Saguaro Cactus, marching up the side of a protected cove on your north side.