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What’s a route people would like to see? From where to where all offroad?

I need ideas lol
 

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Don’t know if it’s been done or not, but Havasu to Oatman without going on closed, restricted, etc type land would be cool
 
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Don’t know if it’s been done or not, but Havasu to Oatman without going on closed, restricted, etc type land would be cool
119 mile roundtrip from havasu. Only pavement is just getting up to the airport
 

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Havasu to Wikieup is always fun you can go out and back different routes and see different stuff. Lunch and fuel in Wiki.

We liked it as it has a lot of different terrain depending on the routes some 4x4 some big washes and some high speed graded roads Joshua trees some elevation. etc.
 

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Give me dirt from Havasu to Lake Pleasant. I haven’t had time to take a look at that. I like all dirt and legal as possible so no wilderness areas.
 

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Are you anticipating life without a sxs? Learning to live the off-road life by computer until your speed car comes in? Or are you building at ultra 4 to cut new trails?
 

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I’ve been eyeing that too
Looking like Kingman to Williams is the tough part, lots of private property. At this point we are pivoting and going to start at Prescott. I have a trail from Quartzite to Prescott as well but not the time to do it all LOL
 

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Glamis to Big River is a fun, sorta, ride, but there are a couple of sections that really could have used some cleaning up when we used to do it, and we haven't done it in years, so I imagine those spots are worse. I also imagine the new construction around Desert Ctr. might have closed off a few routes to Palen pass. The section from Desert Ctr. to Palen pass just sucked, and then from Rice /Rice rd. to 95 or Vidal was horrible.
 

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I’ve always wanted to get dropped off on rice road and the 10 and ride out to Parker.
On a motorcycle it would be easy, but the tough part is getting from Desert Ctr. to Palen Pass. Joshua Tree comes right out to 177 on the west side of the road. There is an unmaintained road on east side of Palen Dry Lake , but it was old and poorly marked 10 years ago. You can follow the 177 on the east side to Palen pass, but again its cross country. If you can get to Palen Pass road, you can get to Midland which will take you to Rice or Blythe. There is a power line road that comes off of Midland and heads north east towards 95, but it is the most miserable road ever. From the town of Rice you have to pick a path east. There was a planned development east of Rice, and some of those roads are still there, and if you're lucky, you can use them to get to FAA transponder just before the rail crossing between Rice and Vidal, and then once you get to the rail line, there's a well used dirt road to 95. You can cross 95 and get to Big River easily (but you'll be on some paved roads), or cross 95, head north and get back to the canal road and pop out around Bluewater Lane on Parker Dam Road. After crossing 95 just below Vidal, you can also go all the way north towards Havasu Landing and take the road east to Parker Dam. There are some places where driving a non-street legal vehicle is illegal doing this, but we always figured, if we weren't causing problems or messing things up, wed be fine. We did get stopped once by a Park Ranger out towards Eagle Mountain Road once, and he just wanted to make sure that we knew where Joshua Tree was, and that we weren't riding through the park. We asked him for directions, but he didn't know either.
 

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On a motorcycle it would be easy, but the tough part is getting from Desert Ctr. to Palen Pass. Joshua Tree comes right out to 177 on the west side of the road. There is an unmaintained road on east side of Palen Dry Lake , but it was old and poorly marked 10 years ago. You can follow the 177 on the east side to Palen pass, but again its cross country. If you can get to Palen Pass road, you can get to Midland which will take you to Rice or Blythe. There is a power line road that comes off of Midland and heads north east towards 95, but it is the most miserable road ever. From the town of Rice you have to pick a path east. There was a planned development east of Rice, and some of those roads are still there, and if you're lucky, you can use them to get to FAA transponder just before the rail crossing between Rice and Vidal, and then once you get to the rail line, there's a well used dirt road to 95. You can cross 95 and get to Big River easily (but you'll be on some paved roads), or cross 95, head north and get back to the canal road and pop out around Bluewater Lane on Parker Dam Road. After crossing 95 just below Vidal, you can also go all the way north towards Havasu Landing and take the road east to Parker Dam. There are some places where driving a non-street legal vehicle is illegal doing this, but we always figured, if we weren't causing problems or messing things up, wed be fine. We did get stopped once by a Park Ranger out towards Eagle Mountain Road once, and he just wanted to make sure that we knew where Joshua Tree was, and that we weren't riding through the park. We asked him for directions, but he didn't know either.
can you point out on a map some of this. doesnt have to be in big detail
 

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Glamis to Big River is a fun, sorta, ride, but there are a couple of sections that really could have used some cleaning up when we used to do it, and we haven't done it in years, so I imagine those spots are worse. I also imagine the new construction around Desert Ctr. might have closed off a few routes to Palen pass. The section from Desert Ctr. to Palen pass just sucked, and then from Rice /Rice rd. to 95 or Vidal was horrible.
What was bad about desert center to palen pass? Cross washes?

We did Cadiz dunes to big river last year on a truck trip. There’s some cool stuff out there between desert center and rice dunes.
 

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We don’t off road Tesla’s !!

we need fuel about every 120 miles at most! Or carry extra fuel

when doing the AZPT I have to carry 4 extra gallons just for the last day! That will get me up to 160 +/- miles depending on the go peddle pressure!
 

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We don’t off road Tesla’s !!

we need fuel about every 120 miles at most! Or carry extra fuel

when doing the AZPT I have to carry 4 extra gallons just for the last day! That will get me up to 160 +/- miles depending on the go peddle pressure!
Have you seen western Nevada. It’s pretty empty out there
 

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Yes we raced it a few times 2 years in HYDRA !

a lot of small towns along the way! Goldfield is a great little town
 

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I just want better route to the local havasu stuff. I have not been to the cabin yet.
 

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What do you mean “better”
HOw about any I have not been to any of these place because I don't really know how to get to them and I am in a jeep so I don't go fast enough for the SxS crowd.
 

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At this point I'd just be searching google maps which are pretty detailed, but I have nothing left from what we printed when we went or what maps we used then. Find Palen Pass road and work back to Desert Ctr. There was nothing easy about that part.

can you point out on a map some of this. doesnt have to be in big detail
 

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What was bad about desert center to palen pass? Cross washes?

We did Cadiz dunes to big river last year on a truck trip. There’s some cool stuff out there between desert center and rice dunes.

What was bad about desert center to palen pass? Cross washes?

We did Cadiz dunes to big river last year on a truck trip. There’s some cool stuff out there between desert center and rice dunes.
Yes, it was the cross washes. A lot of them. Following 177 to Palen Pass was miserable in buggy, and the riding the quad wasn't much better. There is a little bit of a road that you can make out about 50' east of 177, but every wash has ruined it, and the desert has all but reclaimed most of what was once a graded road through there. We made the mistake of taking buggy, quad and chase truck across the dry lake one year only to find a lot of it was mostly dunes, and they weren't conducive to carrying any speed in truck, and we were lucky to get truck out of there. A good rider on a Bike could make the trip easily, but it would be a hare scramble.
 

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Give me dirt from Havasu to Lake Pleasant. I haven’t had time to take a look at that. I like all dirt and legal as possible so no wilderness areas.
I'd like to make that route sometime. I live riding distance from lake pleasant. I'm thinking 74 to Morris Town, cross box canyon to Stanton, then to congress, lake Alamo, standard wash, 95 havasu
 

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One day you boys need to meet in Fort Mohave, and we’ll go to Havasu Landing for some chemawavi tacos. 175-190 mile round trip but it’s a good run.
 

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HOw about any I have not been to any of these place because I don't really know how to get to them and I am in a jeep so I don't go fast enough for the SxS crowd.
Same here. Wife and I got the Jeep last year and have not been anywhere as we don't know where to go or how to get there. We're also slow but steady. Maybe we can go out together and see if we can get lost.
 
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Same here. Wife and I got the Jeep last year and have not been anywhere as we don't know where to go or how to get there. We're also slow but steady. Maybe we can go out together and see if we can get lost.
I am up for that.
 
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