Dutch Flat Road

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3.6/5 (6 reviews)
Lake Havasu City, Arizona (Mohave County)
Last Updated: 05/13/2023
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Dutch Flat Road is on BLM land just over the mountains east of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. On this trail, you will see several distinct, unique mountain peaks poking up from the horizon, Castaneda Peak at 2651', McCracken Peak at 3524', and Aubrey Peak at 2569' elevation. To the south is the Aubrey Peak Wilderness Area, which is part of the Rawhide Mountains. To the east is the McCracken Mountains and the home of the historic McCracken silver mine. The views of the mountains and numerous peaks are great! In addition, this beautiful drive provides access to several other trails and intersects with the Arizona Peace Trail (AZPT) and Standard Wash just south of Lake Havasu City. This is an excellent trail for anyone to get out and enjoy and allows access to many other trails and old mines scattered along the south side of the Mohave Mountains.


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3.6/5 (6)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/02/2023

This trail was edited to reflect only trail 7391, and a scout was added for 4362 to Highway 95. I took 4362 to the southeast and had a blast on that trail- the views in the wash were great. Then turned and headed north back towards Yucca on 7389. If you haven't been that way, essentially making a loop around Black Mountain, I highly recommend it.
Trail Review: Dutch Flat Road - Cory Wooldridge
Trail Review: Dutch Flat Road - Cory Wooldridge
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/31/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We started the day about 10 miles south of Lake Havasu City and traveled about five miles on the "Mohave Wash Trail" to link up with "Dutch Flat Road." At the end of "Dutch Flat Road", we used "Dutch Flat, Northern Mohave Connector" to get to the "Northern Foothills of the Mohave Mountains" trail. We then used the "Franconia Road" to exit the desert onto I-40. That made about a 40 mile trail across the desert. The "Dutch Flat Road" made up almost a third of that length. Some sections of the trail have become deeply rutted and some of the curves have become steeply banked. However, the road contributes to an interesting trip ... watching the mountains change with the shadows, the pattern of the land across I-40 where it shows signs of development (at least the roads look like they have been laid out), and the basic land along the trail. This is a great trail to see Joshua Trees ... we even saw one that looks like it identifies as a Christmas tree,
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Visited: 01/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

While the trail is indeed fairly easy the washboards are brutal and never ending. I agree with the previous review the trail has some challenging portions and the 2-track is deeply rutted in some spots casing my differential to drag (2019 Ford Ranger on 34"s) if I didn't ride the center ridge. Around way point 2 the trail was deeply flooded and being solo I was glad there was a bypass. I connected back to Hwy. 95 via Standard Wash, many miles of brutal washboard.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/30/2021

This was really a beautiful drive in the desert. I must say that being a novice this was much more a challenge than I expected. Vehicle was capable and I got some good lessons. I did continue on the AZPT back to 95.
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 11/14/2020

Fun drive around the mountains back to Lake Havasu today. The washboard? whoop-de-doos? or whatever the little rolling hills are that are staggered one in front of the other was pretty rough after Waypoint 7 until a link pin for my front sway bar broke. The ride was a bit easier after that. So for once, I'm happy something broke! All in all, a great trip. Even Standard Wash was pretty smooth.
Trail Review: Dutch Flat Road - Cory Wooldridge
Trail Review: Dutch Flat Road - Cory Wooldridge
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