Buckskin Mountain Trail - AKA Back Way To The Desert Bar - Parker

4.7/5 (3 reviews)
Parker, Arizona (LaPaz County)
Last Updated: 08/02/2022

Trail Information


Who doesn’t love going off the beaten path, the road less traveled? Buckskin Mountain Trail is just that, when leaving The Desert Bar, this trail offers drivers a way out of the bar that is relatively remote and at the same time offers some of the best sunset views of the valley. This is no easy 4x4 trail, the trail is a solid intermediate path with several long loose hill climbs and even a waterfall obstacle. Thus the next time you are looking to spice up your drive to The Desert Bar or thinking about taking a different way home, check out Buckskin Mountain Off-road Trail near Parker Arizona.

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Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (3)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/18/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Been a year since running this trail last and still a fun trail, I still think it should be rated as a solid 4. There are parts of this trail that have gotten a little easier and parts of this trail that have gotten noticeably harder.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/06/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

No issue in a Tacoma with a 3" lift on 33s. There is a few spots that are scenic. a few rocky sections but overall a fairly easy trail. Definitely a fun trail to desert bar.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

This trail was technical and fun, we ran it from north to south. I feel the rating should to be increased to a solid 4. Width is definitely a concern but my wife ran this entire trail in her 2019 Tundra Crewmax with a 6" lift and 35" M/T tires without any issues. I was in a 2008 Wrangler JKU with a 4" lift and 33" A/T tires. Looking forward to running this trail again in the future except next time stopping at Nellie Saloon (The Desert Bar) for lunch.

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