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Once a bustling copper mining town from 1908-1943, this historic landmark is now an abandoned ghost town with scattered ruins and artifacts. An informative self guided hiking loop takes you through the main parts and there are actually five nice developed campsites with gazebos so you camp right within the town ruins.

The surrounding trails are mostly hard packed jeep trails with small sharp rocks and some sand washes. The terrain is largely flat with some scenic canyons and rolling hills but nothing too challenging. Larger RVs and trailers are not recommended to go all the way to the townsite, as the last three miles of the main access road gets a little narrow and steeper, with a one-lane bridge (8-ton limit).

This is a nice easy day ride for seniors or beginner ATV riders who would appreciate the historical sights, but there are not many challenges for aggressive riders.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityParker, AZ
AddressSwansea Road, Parker, AZ 85344
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From: Parker, AZ
1) Take Alt Hwy 95 to Shea Road intersection
2) Turn left (east) on Shea Road, continue 13.3 miles
3) Turn right on Swansea Mine Road, continue 10.4 miles
4) Veer right at stop sign, continue 5.7 miles
5) Trailers and small RVs can stage here, last 3 miles are steep and narrow and not recommended for RVs/trailers.
AREA TYPE
AreaTrail
LandBLM

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 WidthNo Restriction
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 Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYes
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsNo Restriction
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (W)La Paz Regional Hospital (928) 669-9201
Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (W)Parker
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (W)Parker
Potable Water Water30+ Miles (W)Parker
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (W)Blue Water Marine RV Park (928) 669-2433
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (W)Blue Water Marine RV Park (928) 669-2433
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (W)Parker
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (NW)Lake Havasu
Body of Water Water Body30+ Miles (NW)Lake Havasu
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (NW)Lake Havasu
Contact InfoBLM - Lake Havasu Field Office
2610 Sweetwater Ave.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
(928) 505-1200
(888) 213-2582
lake_havasu@blm.gov
www.blm.gov

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