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Standard Wash

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Standard Wash, Arizona

Last Known StatusOpen

What a pleasant surprise this was! Some easy, but really fun and often unique trails with great scenery - just outside Lake Havasu City. The staging area has no shade or services, but camping is free and the rider traffic is pretty low most times. It makes a great day trip from the marinas and RV resorts on the lake, sitting just five miles from town.

There are a variety of small play areas, and there is an easy loop for beginners if you head north and west from the staging area until you hit the small wash. If you like to bring the boat up to enjoy the lake, and have ever thought about bringing the ATVs or motorycles along, Lake Havasu is a great place to do that. You'll have a great time riding these trails.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityLake Havasu City, AZ
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From: Lake Havasu City, AZ
1) Take Alt Hwy 95 south about 5 miles
2) Main entrance is at mile marker 172.4 on the left (east) side of highway.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandBLM

RATINGS

Prosfree, miles of fun/sandy trails, great desert views, close to Lake Havasu City
Consno shade at main staging area, no amenities
Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Fall/Winter
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles12
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation1000 to 1300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
scattered debris and few dropoffs
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little
Commentmostly sandy/gravel trails with small rocks, multiple washes, some wide & some narrow

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesAZGFD sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areascamping allowed anywhere within 100 feet of existing roads
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingYes
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (N)Lake Havasu Regional Medical Center (928) 855-8185
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)Lake Havasu City
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)Lake Havasu City
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (N)Lake Havasu City
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (S)Buckskin Mountain State Park (928) 667-3231
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Lake Havasu State Park (928) 855-2784
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (NW)Lake Havasu State Park (928) 855-2784
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NW)Lake Havasu State Park (928) 855-2784
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (NW)Lake Havasu State Park (928) 855-2784
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (W)Lake Havasu
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (NW)Lake Havasu State Park (928) 855-2784

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Lake Havasu Field Office
2610 Sweetwater Ave.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
(928) 505-1200
lake_havasu@blm.gov
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoArizona Game & Fish Department
(602) 942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
CommentOHV Decal Info

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Standard Wash Trail

This loop to the north and west is smooth enough for beginners and had some narrow passes and unique wall turns.

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Standard Wash Trail

Small challenges like this all had bypass routes.

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike wheelying at Standard Wash Trail

The area had more to offer than is apparent from the road.  Once you get into the narrower washes the trail is a lot of fun.

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Standard Wash Trail

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Scenic view of Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Standard Wash Trail

Narrow channels like this make some trails no good for 4x4s, but quads and motorcycles will have a blast.

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Trail Bike at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Motorbike at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Standard Wash Trail

Standard Wash Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Standard Wash Trail

Standard Wash Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirtbike at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Standard Wash Trail

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OHV at Standard Wash Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Standard Wash Trail

Keep in mind that the staging area is directly off the highway and the highway traffic is moves quickly here.

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Honda CRF Motorbike at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Standard Wash Trail

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Example of terrain at Standard Wash Trail

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Standard Wash Trail

Standard Wash Trail Photo

Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Standard Wash Trail

Standard Wash Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Standard Wash Trail

Standard Wash Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Standard Wash Trail

Standard Wash Trail Photo

OHV at Standard Wash Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Standard Wash Trail

The main staging area is large enough to accomodate any type of rig.  The turn off is abrupt from the highway, so use caution.

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Standard Wash Trail

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Some terrain at Standard Wash Trail

The main wash that heads northeast directly out of the staging area is wider, and heads toward more technical and rocky trails.

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