Arizona Peace Trail – Day 6 – Kingman to Wayside

Hi folks!

Dave and Janice back with Day 6 of our 7-day, 6 night, 750+ mile Arizona Peace Trail adventure with our friend Michel.

The AZPT is an off highway vehicle trail in Western Arizona, running between Yuma in the south and Bullhead City to the north. The trail features a variety of recreation opportunities for off-roading enthusiasts. The trail loops through Yuma, La Paz, and Mojave counties.

It was another’s cold start to the day after spending the night in a motel in Kingman — just below freezing. We loaded up, fuelled up, and hit the trails for what would be a 235 km / 147 mile ride.

Due to snow on Hualapai Mountain we decided to play it safe and take the bypass trails. We had initially planned on camping west of Alamo Lake but the trails ended up including a lot of roads. As a result we covered ground faster than planned so we managed to cross the river at Lake Alamo and camp near the Wayside Oasis.

The first stop was Wikieup for fuel. Along the way there we encountered a section where there were many many Joshua trees. They were bigger and more dense than what we’ve seen even in Joshua National Park!

We then checked out a ghost town and an abandoned mine along the way to Alamo Lake. Both were very interesting places to visit.

The water level on the lake was way higher than we’ve seen it before so the crossing was much more flooded than usual. But we made it across and found a nice patch of sandy ground in the desert to camp on for the night. Plenty of burros could be seen and heard – ALL NIGHT LONG!!!.

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Here are links to other videos mentioned in this one:

Arizona Peace Trail 2023 Playlist

Explore a Remote Ghost Town – Swansea Arizona

Maggie Wash Slot Canyon – Arizona

Stuck in the snow near Bryce

Thanks for joining us!

D & J

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