Eldorado Jeep Trail

Kingman, Arizona

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The trail immediately leads away from the highway. It travels through BLM land for the first stretch as it follows along the wash line, sometimes traveling in the wash. The vegetation is sparse—mainly creosote bush and tall Mohave yuccas. Special Attractions: Old gold, silver, and copper mining remains; Colorado River access and camping in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area; Chance to see bighorn sheep and wild burros. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.
Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

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Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

The trail immediately leads away from the highway. It travels through BLM land for the first stretch as it follows along the wash line, sometimes traveling in the wash. The vegetation is sparse—mainly creosote bush and tall Mohave yuccas. Special Attractions: Old gold, silver, and copper mining remains; Colorado River access and camping in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area; Chance to see bighorn sheep and wild burros.

High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Kingman
Distance: 13
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round, best fall to spring
Trailhead Elevation: 700 feet
Top Elevation: 3,100 feet
Local Contacts: Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Local Maps: USGS Householder Pass, Mojave Mine, Fire Mt., Boulder City; BLM Boulder City
Driving Directions: Directions to Eldorado Jeep Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/3/2012
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Enter through unlocked gate, not a cattle guard. Trail is ok but the end was dissappointing. you can see the river as you approach but there is too much growth at the end and you cant get to the river without a hike.


3/6/2009
0

on this day, trail was easy. things to watch for, access is a gate, not a cattle guard. good traction tires and 2wd ok, unless recent rain. watch for flash floods. and yes lots of bighorn sheep



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