Franconia Wash Overlook

Yucca, Arizona (Mohave County)

Last Updated: 01/18/2022
4 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.13 miles
Highest Elevation: 3320 feet
Duration: About 5 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Yucca
Nearest Town w/ Services: Lake Havasu City
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Colorado River District


Highlight: Franconia Wash Overlook
Located just 8 miles east of the Lake Havasu City airport, this backcountry road leads you to a beautiful overlook with views of the surrounding mountains and desert floor nearly a half mile below. On the way up to this overlook on the north side of the Mohave Mountains, there can be seasonally lush green grass a couple inches tall poking out of the red soil, along with the assorted cacti in various blooming colors.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
This overlook trail begins at Waypoint 15 of Franconia Wash trail. There are two trails from here, the Franconia Wash Overlook trail begins directly to the south of this car. The other is a hiking trail to the east. One-quarter mile to the east is a neat old wood windmill frame, a couple water stock tanks, and an old small house slab. For more info see Waypoint 16 of Franconia Wash trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lake Havasu City

Travel north on Highway 95 to I-40 and proceed onto I-40 East. Continue east for 4 miles and take Exit 13, Franconia Road. Head south off the exit and continue on Franconia Road 11.17 miles to Franconia Wash. Turn and follow the wash to the south 3.35 miles to Waypoint 15 of Franconia Wash trail, the overlook trail begins here.



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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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