South of Lake Havasu City on Hwy 95 at mile marker 172-175, you will find three major boon docking areas, one with a kiosk and map. The map shows a large are of numerous washes to ride, all coming out of the mountains, going down to the highway and the river at the bottom
*Feb 13, we rode 13 miles, getting the lay of the land, and riding towards the mountain, picking any trail we wanted. We rode up a nice wash, great sights, and the rock colors were fantastic, green, purple, black, browns and white. Even thou the staging areas were full of campers , we didn't meet any other OHV out on the trail.
*Feb 14th 21mi
We headed NE toward a tower on the Mojave Mountain top. As you leave the boon docking area and rise in elevation, you have a great view of the Colorado river and the town of Lake Havasu City. We went up a nice wash, where the trail left the wash, but it was to steep to get up, so we just choose different trail . There are numerous trails, some in interesting washes and some on the flats.
We choose the trail at random and ended up at Upper Jupiter Mine. There we found a horizontal shaft with three vent shafts. Tom walked in 20 ft, where he found a large room and a shaft going down! Most mines you don’t want to venture into because of lethal gasses, snakes, animals or shafts on the floor. There was a 20ft round, and a 8ft high stock tank. In this area they used to mine gold!