Mohave County

Mohave County Arizona Seal
Mohave County Arizona Seal

Mohave County Arizona is located in the North Western portion of the state of Arizona. Its population is just over two hundred thousand with the county seat being Kindman. The area boasts many natural resources and wonders. The county contains portions of Lake Mead, Lake Mojave, Lake Havasu and a little hole in the ground known as the Grand Canyon.

Mohave County offers open landscapes and trails to explore a variety of historic and natural wonders. Remote 4×4 trails offer lake and river access in the harsh hot summers. Boats may be rented out in Willow Beach and a lazy ride up the Colorado River allows a special view of Hoover Damn from below. Side canyons offer great hiking opportunities and some are known to contain hot springs.

The Hoover Damn Bypass Bridge viewed from the Colorado River
The Hoover Damn Bypass Bridge viewed from the Colorado River

Grand Canyon West is a viewpoint run by the Hualapai Tribe which features the world famous Skywalk, a glass walk way out over the Grand Canyon. The Skywalk is featured about 1,160 feet about the Colorado River and about 700 feet above the canyon floor. Should you choose to visit to Grand Canyon West, do yourself a favor and get a smoothie from the gift shop. Their Mango Smoothie is a wonderful treat on a hot day.

Ghost towns such as Chloride and Oatman allow one to explore the old west. Lake Havasu in the southern portion of the county is a popular retirement location and offer many spring breakers a great place to vacation in the sun.

This area is known for long hot dry summers. Extreme heat is common place, so visitors to this area must plane ahead for any back country excursions.

Mohave County Trail Map

Mohave County Ghost Towns

Call's Landing or Callville looking toward the west as it appeared in 1926 - Photo courtesy of R. F. Perkins

Callville Nevada – Colorado River Steamship Landing

Callville Nevada is a ghost town and Colorado River Steamboat port, which is now submerged below the waters of Lake Mead. Bishop Anson Call founded…
Cerbat Arizona in 1870

Cerbat Arizona – Mohave County Ghost Town

Founded in 1870 Cerbat Arizona is a gold mine ghost town and former county seat for Mohave County, Arizona. The surrounding area started to attract…
Mineral Park, Arizona @1880

Mineral Park Arizona – Mohave County Ghost Town

Mineral Park is a ghost town located in Mohave County Arizona founded in 1870. Once started, operations continued until 1912. The journey was tough just…
Mines of the Oatman district; Up Gold Road Gulch, showing the surface relations of the Gold Road mine, right to left the following are identified; Gold Road Mill, No. 1 shaft, and No. 3 shaft. All the rock included in the view is the Gold Road latite. The generally easterly dip of the flows is distinctly shown. Mohave County, Arizona. 1921.

Oatman Arizona – Mohave County Ghost Town

Oatman Arizona is a small community with a rich history located in Black Mountains in Mohave County, Arizona. Located near Bullhead City, the town of…

Mohave County Campgrounds

Lake Mead NRA

Temple Bar Campground

Lake Mead NRA Lake Mead National Recreation Area, located in southern Nevada, near the Arizona border and includes Hoover Dam, the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge…
The Hoover Damn Bypass Bridge viewed from the Colorado River - Photo by James L Rathbun

Willow Beach Campground

Willow Beach Campground is a full service campground located near the eastern shore of the Colorado River, in Mohave County Arizona. Willow Beach is a…