Franconia Wash

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Yucca, Arizona (Mohave County)
Last Updated: 07/10/2022

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Highlight: Franconia Wash
Franconia Wash backcountry road is located on the north side of the Mohave Mountain range that separates Lake Havasu City from the desert to the north. As the crow flies, this trail ends less than 10 miles from the outskirts of Lake Havasu City and offers much different scenery than the south-facing side of the mountains. Not seeing the heat of the summer sun very long, the north side of this mountain range seasonally has lush green grass plus a larger variety of plants, offering more seasonal blooms to get out and see in late winter and early spring. Along this drive, you will pass through numerous gold mining claims, see an old cabin sites, a game water collection structure, an old car, and a wood framed water windmill structure. To see some of these highlights, a quarter mile hike will be required over hilly terrain with prickly bushes and cactus all along the way. On a clear day, you can see Yucca and the surrounding area all the way up to the power plant off Griffith Road, and a little bit of Golden Valley.
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