Writer Joseph J. Airdo // Photo Courtesy of David Coleman

The Mojave Road begins 10 miles south of Bullhead City and spans 140 miles through the Mojave Desert.

First established by Native Americans and used as a footpath for travel, the Mojave Road was eventually transformed into a supply route for wagons, equipment and rail lines heading to California.

However, whereas other routes were later improved and paved, the Mojave Road has experienced very little maintenance or development. Therefore, adventurers can not only enjoy the untouched desert but do so on what is essentially the same road that was used more than 150 years ago.

Along the route lies numerous historical sites and ruins, dried lake beds, slot canyons and lava flows, making for one of the most memorable overlanding adventures available in all of Arizona.