Pakoon Springs Road

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In the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, traveling north/south along the Nevada and Arizona state lines, Pakoon Springs is a straight-through dirt road connecting Mud Mountain Road and Grand Wash Bay Road. Pakoon Springs is nearly 18 miles long and travels down a fairly wide, graded gravel road that crosses several desert washes. The road can be rough and washboarded at times and gradually climbs and descends several slopes as it wanders through the Pakoon Basin, past the Pakoon Spring, and into several joshua tree forests. At Pakoon Springs, there's a clean restroom and plenty of parking to explore the green desert oasis. Pakoon Springs was once owned by Charles Simons, who raised Osteriches on the property in the 80s. He also had an alligator named Clem, who lived in the ponds on site. The gator was relocated in 2002, and the area has been restored to its natural conditions.

This road is suitable for any high clearance vehicle with rugged offroad tires, such as all-terrain tires. Although the road can be traveled in 2WD, a 4WD or AWD vehicle is highly recommended due to the rigorous strain the rough terrain puts on your suspension components and the drastic conditions that can happen with any weather event. Low-profile tires are not recommended, and all users should carry at least one full-size spare.