Explore the most popular trails near Laughlin with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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off road driving
1 month ago

For off road driving, it starts off easy, and gets a lot harder as you go in. I did it in a stock 2017 Tacoma TRD Sport with off road tires. 4 low was a must at some points, and the skid plate saw a little love. I’d recommend a high clearance vehicle to do this.

Shooting out there is a lot of fun and you can really get some range. Just be sure to contact the Kingman BLM office and make sure fire restrictions permit it, and learn the rules.

There are a lot of cool old mines out there to explore (at your own risk). The scenery is breathtaking, especially the sunrise/sunset. With minimal light pollution, the night sky are also beautiful. Oatman is a must for the end of your journey, especially if it is overnight. The food at the main restaurant there is amazing, and the AC is real cold.

Rattlesnakes are VERY common so watch your step. Wild burros are also very common out there. Both will leave you alone as long as you leave them alone.

I’d highly recommend carrying firearms out there. I ran in to some strange people out there who were also armed. You are responsible for your own safety out there, as no one is coming to save you in any sort of timely matter. A shotgun would also be helpful for rattlesnake emergencies, although killing them is an absolute last resort and also illegal. (every time I saw one, I just avoided that area)

Cell service is okay in some parts, but don’t rely on it. You need physical maps or a GPS, as the roads aren’t marked and near the end. It is VERY unclear what is a “road” and what it a wash that leads to a dead end. The app “viewranger” is very helpful to use as a guide on the go as to what’s a trial and what’s not.

All in all I’d HIGHLY recommend this route especially to be stretched out into a 2 day journey so you can experience the night sky, the amazing sunrises/sunsets and park your vehicle to wander the hills.

off road driving
4 months ago

Great trail for the whole family. Took us 1.5 days taking it pretty easy average 14 mph most of the time in a lifted Tacoma with 33” tires aired down to 13 & 10 psi for comfort and grip. Very fun trail that any stock 4x4 can easily handle larger vehicles definitely expect to come home with racing stripes. We had a stock f150 in the group who momentarily got stuck on the running board and put a bubble in his bfg all terrain sidewalls and one motorcycle overheat in the dune section so take it easy there. Gas is just off the trail to the north about 20 miles from the end. We took an extra 5 gallons just Incase and that would have been enough. Water crossing at the end was 3 ft deep and no issue. Lots of wildlife- scorpion, rattle snake, racer snake, coach whip snake, baby chuckwalla, rabbits, squirrels, deer, cows, lots of lizards, desert tortoise on the trail so watch out! Slept outside under the stars. Have fun!

The trail is a hard one to follow, but stay in general area and direction, it was worth it to get to the water falls. I will do this hike again after it rains to actually see water flowing off the water falls.

hiking
5 months ago

Take plenty of water on warmer days. I spent hours exploring this area and plan to go back in the fall

hiking
5 months ago

Petroglyphs you can walk right up to. Hidden oasis that during times of he years has a trickle of water in this otherwise barren desert.

off road driving
6 months ago

Awesome Trail - River Crossing was manageable in a Stock Suburban Z71 with 4x4. Trail is pretty easy to follow with GPS. Drylake is fun - lots of different terrain. Sand, Rocks, Rutted Washes. Small technical sections. Only one real rocky section coming down into Laughlin. Overall not to bad just a few Santa Fe Racing stripes on the side of the truck after. Nothing bad. Highly recommend. Took me 2 days camping in the middle and taking our time.

off road driving
6 months ago

Just finished this trail with family. 6 vehicles in all and we had a blast. We traveled east to west starting at mile 0 at the Avi. Had rain most of the day Sat and heavy rain that night. lots of exploring and some amazing scenery along the way. keep the rock cairns on your right. The rain made for some great off-roading but we had to bypass soda lake. We did backtrack from Razor Rd. to place our rock at Travelers. It was very muddy and would have been impossible to make the entire dry lake. Afton Canyon is absolutely amazing! We could have spent another day just exploring this area. Water crossing was very deep after the rain the night before. Always use caution when crossing this section...3 - 4' deep that afternoon. We all made it and finished up in Barstow. 3 days total and a lifetime of memories. We will definitely do this trail again. 4X4 is recommended. Carry extra fuel and don't go alone. Great camping spots scattered along trail. Like always pack it out.

hiking
6 months ago

Petroglyphs are awesome

hiking
7 months ago

Took the family on this little hike...did about 2 miles...lots to see and explore, saw a small trickling waterfall. The petroglyphs were a hit with the wife! My daughters did great and loved climbing some of the boulders in the wash.

Great scenic trail... The youngest in the group was our 5 year old daughter and she loved it.

great easy hike, we took the kids so we didn't go too deep into the canyon itself but we did take multiple side trails out of the wash and into the boulders and hills. Great time exploring!

Great hike, generally easy but can be more challenging if you go all the way to the end of the trail or if you take side routes. There are multiple waterfalls depending on the time of year you go. If you go during spring, water is not far from the mouth of the canyon where all the petroglyphs are. There is also water at the end of the trail. The further you hike, the fewer petroglyphs you will see, furthest back I've seen them is near the cottonwood trees. The grapevine changes color in the fall and the weather is generally nice so a good time to make the hike but less water that time of year. As mentioned by others, there is a short slot canyon further back the trail. Lots of wildlife and beautiful rock formations.

off road driving
9 months ago

One of my favorite destinations in the Bullhead City area, have been there many times and it never disappoints. Agree with others who posted that it's not easy to find - from either the Golden Valley side or the Bullhead side. Getting there is part of the adventure!

off road driving
9 months ago

Historical route with many side trips. seen many of video on this route and I am surprised how much the trial difficulty has gone up. There was only one steep downhill section I couldn't do. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to test their overland skills without tearing sort their rig.

hiking
10 months ago

Took a group of students and we had a great time. If you go back into the boulders, make sure you have hiking boots and long pants. It is rough but the views are amazing!

Stay off my trail or you will pay the consequences this trail is haunted and some never make to the end. And they are never seen again

off road driving
10 months ago

Cool

off road driving
10 months ago

Very easy trail, and not ot a lot of views but the best are at the top of a ridge, looking East towards Bullhead City in the late afternoon. Can be run in either direction. Not recommended during the summer.

off road driving
10 months ago

I'd rate this more difficult than moderate for 4x4. Good trail, and I agree with the Ken C and Laura H reviews - the correct trail was not marked well, so the AllTrails app was invaluable. I purchased a subscription based on that alone.

hiking
11 months ago

Great little hike in the desert. Some scrambling up boulders but nothing too hard. Good variety of wild life. Too late in the year for the waterfall. Some trash removed.
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off road driving
11 months ago

Excellent track any 4x4 should be able to tackle! Path is easily marked for the whole route (just keep rock piles on your right side) this could easily be done in two days but I recommend doing it in three. Three days gives you more time to explore the side trails and features. I highly recommend the lava tubes and cinder mine! Both were very cool spots!

This trail is crazy cool! Short and sweet, but full of wondrous sights. Think the waterfalls mighta been all dried up though.

great hike, awesome day.

off road driving
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Great

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fun hike with a small amount of scrambling. Stunning when the wildflowers are blooming.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Easy Hike, beautiful scenery.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Super cool but too short, I wanted more. Worth seeing

off road driving
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Super awesome went the first of June not to hot and completed in one day. So many cool things to do and see a must for any weekend warrior overlander.

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

Lots of green plants and plenty of animal life; we saw so many lizards and butterflies along the way. The water is beautiful & there is not much trash along the trail. Bonus points for having clean outhouses at the trailhead. The ancient art work is amazing ! There's also a mini slot canyon leading up to the end of the trail, with a small pool & waterfall waiting.

hiking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Beautiful scenery. Lots of wild flowers, clear water stream. Just disappointed we didn't find the waterfalls. But overall it was fun.

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