Through the Bucks

5/5 (6 reviews)
Yucca, Arizona (Mohave County)
Last Updated: 07/24/2022
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Highlights

Through the Bucks backcountry mountain road takes you through a variety of colorful desert-scapes. The road was originally built in the early 1900s for the purpose of mining and today it's a recreation destination to explore the desert and the remnants of mining days gone by. Stimulating, it meanders through washes with hardpack reddish ground while the sun-baked rocks and sheer rock walls of varied colors and vein structures are a sight to see. The fauna is prevalent with Cholla to Ocotillo and Palo Verde trees blooming at different times of the year. Travelling through the Buck Mountains the landscape changes to shades of purple before dropping into the washes below. This is a great trail for a fun desert experience.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (6 reviews)
Tom
15000
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

My wife and I both loved this trail. A little bit of everything including some neat scenery. As we came by the intersection with the Spirit Ridge Road, we really had to rely on the .gpx track to get us from a clear open road down into the wash north of the intersection ... couldn't rely on tire tracks at that point. This one should be on our to-do list ... it was our favorite trail for the day.
Cory W
Official Crew
26500
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/27/2022

Another pretty afternoon drive. We spotted a deer near Ideal Mine, which was a first on the west side of the Bucks for us. Quiet day on the trails and great weather.
Trail Review: Through the Bucks - Cory W
Trail Review: Through the Bucks - Cory W
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Cory W
Official Crew
26500
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/06/2021

We went for an afternoon cruise to Palo Verde Mine and decided to make it a sunset cruise Through the Bucks and back to National Old Trails Road, then Franconia Road to I-40 and back home. It was a beautiful trip, although not well thought out driving through the washes and straight into the sun around Waypoints 25 and 26. No wind, great temps, great afternoon trip.
Trail Review: Through the Bucks - Cory W
Trail Review: Through the Bucks - Cory W
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Cory W
Official Crew
26500
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/17/2020

Always a fun trail, light breeze, great temps, no complaints.
Trail Review: Through the Bucks - Cory W
Trail Review: Through the Bucks - Cory W
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Todd
Official Crew
102250
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/23/2019

I only ran a portion of this trail, from Waypoints 1-8, but still, I highly recommend this trail. This trail has a rugged and remote feeling to it! As we got deeper, the Ocotillo were showing off their seasonal color.
Trail Review: Through the Bucks - Todd
Trail Review: Through the Bucks - Todd
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