Dripping Springs; Harrisburg Cemetery;
Indian Springs; Swansea Ghost Town;
and 9/11 Memorial, with more to come.
Dramatic landscapes, historic mining
sites, and a wide variety of plant life and
wildlife surprises trail riders seemingly
around every bend.
We sampled some of the AZPT last
February around Quartzsite, visiting the
Deer Run Resort and off-shoot trails in
the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
We saw petroglyphs around Quartzsite
and had a blast at the Quartzsite Yacht
Club and Motel. We plan to return for
the full 700-mile tour with overnight
stays along the route. Quartzsite swells
How’s this for a view? There are plenty of rocky hill sections to hone
skills and the sense of adventure on the Peace Trail. Imagine climbing
this hill with mules pulling an ore-laden wagon.
While most of the 700-mile trail is existing mines, BLM and USFS
dirt-road, sand-wash sections can be challenging due to monsoons
moving massive amounts of sand. It seems everything is prickly in
Arizona, even the sharp, sometimes volcanic rocks.
Arizona is not only rich in OHV opportunities, the scenery makes each
ride even more enjoyable. This is Colorful Canyon outside of Bullhead
City, the northwest section of the new Arizona Peace Trail.
Western Arizona is rich with historical sites—
from ancient-American petroglyphs and corn-grinding holes in rocks to mines, ghost towns
and railroad beds. The Peace Trail website
lists several sites with GPS coordinates,
descriptions and photos.
to 100,000 residents during the winter
with RV “snowbirds” flocking there for
the great winter weather, two-month
Mineral and Gem show and PowWow,
but OHVers will love the Sonoran
Desert and its trails. ❏
Arizona Peace Trail
P.O. Box 878
Bouse, AZ 85325
271 Lake Havasu Ave.
South LHC, AZ 86403
Lodge on the River
1717 AZ-95 Hwy.
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Best Western King Inn
2930 E. Andy Devine Dr.
Spring Hill Suites
3101 E. Andy Devine Dr.
66730 US- 60 Hwy.
Microtel Inn & Suites
28784 Commerce Way
Wellton, AZ 85356
10553 S. Fortuna Rd.
Yuma, AZ 85367
Microtel Inn & Suites
11274 S. Fortuna Rd.
Yuma, AZ 85356
2050 Dome Rock
Yacht Club Motel
1070 W. Main St.
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