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4354 offers wonderful scenery and history, passing through Palo Verde Mine and Ideal Mine. Running between 4352E and Sprirt Ridge Road 4353, this backcountry road originated in the early 1900s, around the same time the National Old Trails Road connected the east and west coasts, also known as the Ocean to Ocean Highway. This trail is about an hour north of Lake Havasu and runs within five Meteorite strewn fields; Buck Mountain, Franconia, Palo Verde, Buck Mountain Wash, and Dutch Flat. As the dirt road gently climbs to the Buck Mountains, the vegetation density increases along with the seasonally blooming Cactus, Ocotillos, and wildflowers. Once in the Buck Mountains, the remnants of Palo Verde and Ideal Mines can be explored along with many prospects. There are several great spots to park and take in the view over the valley toward the Colorado River. The Buck Mountains are a great area to escape the city lights and see the uninterrupted clear night sky. Bring a metal detector or just your eyes and a rare earth magnet to hunt for meteorites!