Lake Havasu Scenic Drive Parker to Interstate 40

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

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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 Scenic Drive: Parker to Interstate 40 Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Lake Havasu City
Distance: 57
Season: Year-round; spring, fall, and winter are ideal
Local Contacts: Lake Havasu State Park; Buckskin Mountain State Park; Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Havasu Scenic Drive: Parker to Interstate 40

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May 2018