Backway to Oatman OHV Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mohave Valley, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 10.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,440 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

scenic driving

ohv / off road driving


This trail is fun easy trail at first. After you cross over Boundary Cone, there are some slightly challenging descends and ascends. Follow the Pipeline Trail and keep north/east to reach Oatman.

5 months ago

great trail! the original recorded one doesn't take you all the way to oatman town, it's about 3 miles on the highway after that.

ohv/off road driving
no shade
off trail
6 months ago

Average trail, not exceptional. Rated 3 stars because we did not continue over Boundary Cone or on to Oatman, just did the trail as marked here. But still fun. Found a nearby "bar" - someone set up a watering hole, which was neat. See photo.

ohv/off road driving
11 months ago

Nice trail, some areas washed out and require more clearance, bottomed out just before a river bed. Soft sand and sharp rocks, be attentive

ohv/off road driving
Fri Dec 29 2017

it was a fun trail but definetly not marked very well especially towards the end.

ohv/off road driving
Mon Aug 28 2017

This was fun! Not hard at all. Oatman is a great stop a must see if you are staying in the area not too far from laughlin or avi resort

Fri Apr 29 2016

Fun as heck to go offroading or hiking all the way to Oatman- land of donkeys. Keep in mind that rocks can be sharp and during summer especially hot ones can rip right through a tire.

ohv/off road driving
Sun Nov 25 2012

A fun trail, very easy at first but after you cross over Boundary Cone there are some slightly challenging descends & ascends. Keep on the pipeline trail and follow north / east to reach Oatman. Be sure to sign the 2 log books placed on the trail near the railroad and also make a pit stop to your right near the Oatman Mountain to check out the veteran memorial. Easy/moderate trail, no lockers needed.

ohv/off road driving
Fri Jan 13 2012

Had a great time, easy trail some good climbs. THere are a couple of great abandonded mine shafts that we explored briefly. Oatman is a funny old town, mules wandering the streets.

4 months ago

Thu Jan 04 2018

Mon Feb 27 2017