Franconia Road

Yucca, Arizona (Mohave County)

Last Updated: 07/10/2022
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Highlight: Franconia Road
Franconia Road is a popular backcountry road used to access this desert area and the Buck and Mohave Mountain Ranges. It is common to see people searching the desert for Meteorites. If you plan on swinging a metal detector, there's a lot of hot rocks as well as .50 cal spent ammo from when this area was used for military training. Train wrecks, old mines, military remnants, and meteorites are just bonuses to the beautiful desert scenery to be found on this road.

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1. 4346 Franconia Road Trailhead (0 mi)
Franconia Road begins just south of I40 off the Franconia Road Exit, mile 13.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lake Havasu City

Travel north on Highway 95 to I-40 and exit onto I-40 East. Continue east for four miles and take Exit 13, Franconia Road. Turn south off the exit, the trail begins where the blacktop ends.



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Cory W

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Montana

Cory grew up traveling the logging roads outside Durango, CO with his dad for his woodcutting business and fell in love with everything about the outdoors. He's moved around a lot since then, from several rural areas of Southern California to Montana, Wyoming to Arizona, even living on a commercial gold mine in Nevada in for several years. In all these areas he has explored several thousand miles of old dirt roads and trails, as well as many old mines and ghost towns. Located in the Mohave Desert of AZ in the winter and the Madison River Valley of MT in the summer.
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