Mohave County is a must visit place when you are on your Arizona journey! This area is FULL out things to do for the whole family. Whether you love the outdoors, awe inspiring natural landmarks, history, or man made wonders, Mohave County has it all!
First, a little history and some general facts…. Mohave county is in the northwestern corner of the state and was one of the four original counties created. This area has a population of over 200,000 people that call it home. The Kiabab, Fort Mojave and Hualapai Indian reservations all lie within the county lines. There are 18 official wilderness areas that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Now for the fun stuff!!! What to do when you visit…. Well get ready, there are tons of things to keep you busy in this beautiful area!
Grand Canyon Skywalk
Since part of the Grand Canyon National Park is within Mohave county, this will make the top of the list. Not only can you see the Grand Canyon while you are here, but you can visit the glass pedestrian bridge and get some of the most scenic views of the world famous canyon.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge with a glass walkway in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon.
There are several options for day packages to visit the skywalk, take a look here and buy your tickets online!
Fun fact…. The Grand Canyon Skywalk cost $30 million to construct and was funded by Hualapai Indian tribe in partnership with Chinese-American businessman David Jin.
Grand Canyon- Parashant National Monument
Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument is located on the northern edge of the Grand Canyon in Mohave County. The monument was established by Presidential Proclamation 7265 on January 11, 2000. You will experience some scenic drives and viewpoints all throughout the area. The park roads lead to some truly stunning views of the Grand Canyon from Mt. Logan. Camping here is free and there are no reservations needed. You can wake up, open your tent and enjoy the views with no one else around for miles!
Enter the park and take a lonely and rocky two-track road in a 4×4 to the edge of the Grand Wash Cliffs. Find a stunning solitary vista deep into the Grand Canyon. Relax in the shade of ponderosas at Mt. Trumbull. Touch ancient waters at Pakoon Springs in one of the driest places in the world. Parashant Monument is remote! There are no crowds here, so be equipped to leave pavement, cell service, and the 21st century behind. Sounds fun doesn’t it!
Black Canyon of Colorado River
The Black Canyon of the Colorado is the canyon on the Colorado River where Hoover Dam was built. The canyon is located on the Colorado River at the state line between Nevada and Arizona. The western wall of the gorge is in the El Dorado Mountains, and the eastern wall is in the Black Mountains of Arizona.
Here in Black Canyon the river is moving, flat water that is a clear, emerald green that is drawn from the bottom of Lake Mead. The only way to reach all the hidden trails, hot springs and caves dotting this river playground is by boat. As you are kayaking down the river, keep an eye out for the bighorn sheep that call the area home! Plant to make a stop at the hot springs, Lone Palm Canyon Waterfall, and Mexican Fan Palm along the way! Camping is permitted on any available beach or canyon, free of charge.
Lake Havasu State Park
Lake Havasu State Park is a state park located on Lake Havasu in Mohave County. The park provides outdoor numerous recreation opportunities such as hiking, camping, boating, swimming and fishing. There are 5 boat ramps in the park, and a large designated swimming area that has a beach with beautiful white sand. You will find some of the best bass fishing in the state here in Lake Havasu!
The Arroyo-Camino Interpretive Garden is a great place for the whole family to visit and learn about the flora and fauna of the area. This interpretive area showcases the diverse life that exists within the park and this area of the desert. Birds, lizards, and desert cottontails are common sights.
If you love to hike make sure to check out the Mojave Sunset trail. Its is only 1.75 miles long and winds its way through the lowland desert and along the shoreline. Please note that this trail is pedestrian traffic only, no bicycles. Pets are allowed, but must be leashed.
These are just a VERY few of the fun things to do in Mohave County. This is a place that you can come to again and again and always have something new to do and see. Once you visit a few times you will be able to pick out your favorite spots and visit them over and over, all throughout the year.
If Mohave County seems like the place for you, consider buying a piece of land here and making it a more permanent place for you and the family! Visit WEBSITE and take a look at properties we have available in the area!
by kristy limon