This 57-mile scenic drive parallels the scenic east bank of the Colorado River from Parker through Lake Havasu City to Interstate 40, 9 miles east of the California border. The 57-mile-long Lake Havasu drive parallels the scenic lower Colorado River from Parker to Interstate 40.
The road unfolds through spectacular desert terrain—the river gorge lined with ancient volcanic rocks, cactus-studded mountains that lift craggy summits into the brilliant sky, and Lake Havasu shining like a watery jewel against a tawny desert carpet. The land here is elemental. It’s been lifted, heaved, twisted, and faulted, and then rubbed down to bare-bones rock and left exposed to the sun, wind, and sky. The paved, two-lane highway is best driven in spring, fall, and winter.
Lake Havasu City, AZ - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 57