Franconia Wash Overlook

4/5 (4 reviews)
Yucca, Arizona (Mohave County)
Last Updated: 07/24/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

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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Trail Reviews

4/5 (4 reviews)
Tom
15000
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

When you posted this trail, I questioned (quietly) the reason for posting a 0.13 mile long trail. Well, the view is well worth the time to post it and the time to traverse it. The off-camber looks/felt to be a little more than moderate while looking out the window and down into the canyon. Trimmed the tree for the journey down to get a little more space between the edge and the tires. Didn't work, between the camber and the soil conditions, my Jeep simply slid down into the grooves. Wonder how anyone moved/drove/transported the car to the bottom of this hill. It's a 1957 Desoto, so must have been left there about mid-1970's or later I'd guess.
Cory W
Official Crew
26500
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/18/2022

Always a great view.
Trail Review: Franconia Wash Overlook - Cory W
Cory W
Official Crew
26500
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 02/17/2020

With as many times as I've been here, this view still takes me by surprise. We had planned to picnic and enjoy the view over the valley and towards the Hualapai Mountains today, but the wind changed that. We sat and enjoyed the scenery for a while before heading back to the old car at the trailhead and bbq lunch. The off caster just after the crest of the hill from the first waypoint seemed a bit more drastic than usual, walking that section showed no erosion or change.
Trail Review: Franconia Wash Overlook - Cory W
Trail Review: Franconia Wash Overlook - Cory W
Cory W
Official Crew
26500
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/01/2019

I truly enjoy the desert scenery and views, this spot does not disappoint. I come up here nearly every time I'm on Franconia Wash unless I went up Scotts Well, the views at the end of that road is pretty amazing too but a bit tougher to get too. If you look close at the last two photos you can see a brown colored spot in the hillside of the wash in the lower portion of the pics, that is the disturbance from mining described in waypoint 16 of Franconia Wash. If you haven't taken the hike over there yet, the starting point is at the trailhead for this trail. Let me know what you think!
Trail Review: Franconia Wash Overlook - Cory W
Trail Review: Franconia Wash Overlook - Cory W
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