Arizona Peace Trail
The Arizona Peace Trail is a 650-mile Off-Highway Vehicle Trail in Western Arizona, running between Yuma and Bullhead City to the north. The trail features a variety of recreation opportunities for off-roading enthusiasts. The trail system loops through Yuma, La Paz and Mojave counties.
In 2013, the trail was put together by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), along with assistance from more than a dozen off-road vehicle clubs in Western Arizona. With vast amounts of open desert, thousands of miles of old mining roads, and other dirt roads and tracks to manage, combined with the growing popularity of motorized off-highway recreation in the area, the two agencies came together with the off-road clubs to create a connector trail.
Rolling through the trees in the Hualapai mountains, abandoned gold mine towns, gorgeous desert landscapes, along the Colorado River and past a few lakes as well, the trail has options for overnight wilderness camping or accommodations in the towns along the route. With no schedule and nowhere exactly to be, the Arizona Peace Trail makes an epic journey, “away from it all.”
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As with any wilderness area, please respect private, public and tribal lands. Remember to pack out what you pack in and don’t burn garbage. Play it safe out there to keep the need for Search and Rescue to a minimum. Respect those who are seeking a quiet encounter with nature; move to a different location if you’re there to turn up the volume and party on. Do your part to leave no trace and leave it better than you found it for the next person to enjoy. Keep the dirt roads and trails of the Arizona Peace Trail wild and natural.
The wide-open spaces in and around Yuma lend themselves perfectly to outdoor adventures in the desert or on the Colorado River. Social distancing? No problem! Fresh air and nature? Lots of it! Sunny and warm weather? Undoubtedly, since Yuma is the Sunniest City on Earth, according to Guinness World...Read More