The Bradshaw Trail Drive Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"William Bradshaw established the first road across Riverside County in 1862, linking San Bernardino with the Colorado River and the gold mines at La Paz (now Ehrenberg), Arizona. Its use virtually ended by 1877, although it is designated as one of the BLM’s National Back Country Byways. It crosses a bygone gold-mining district, provides views of the Orocopia and Chuckwalla mountains, and crosses the sloping Chuckwalla Bench, noted for a diverse Colorado Desert plant community that includes the rare 6- to 15foot-tall Munz cholla cactus. Wildlife here includes desert bighorn sheep, raptors, and the endangered desert tortoise."