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Northwest Arizona Travel Guide

Plan Your Northwest Arizona Vacation

Bisected by a dramatic stretch of the Colorado River, home to the longest unbroken section of old Route 66, and anchored at opposite ends by the plucky gaming town of Laughlin and the water-sports recreation hub of Lake Havasu City, northwestern Arizona and southeastern Nevada comprise a unique blend of deserts, mountains, and miles of shoreline. This sparsely populated region about

midway between Las Vegas and Phoenix appeals strongly to road-trippers, who appreciate the wide-open roads and scenic byways through frozen-in-time hamlets, and boaters and kayakers enthralled with the basaltic canyons and dammed lakes in the Colorado River’s path.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Get wet Boating, fishing, and water adventure top the list of favorite activities on the cool Colorado River and the adjoining lakes of Havasu, Mohave, and Mead.
  2. Experience a slice of England Pass under on a boat or take a guided tour over London Bridge in Lake Havasu City.
  3. Drive the open road Take a road trip on legendary Route 66 and cruise the longest remaining stretch of the Mother Road from Seligman to Kingman.
  4. Take a walk on the wild side For Vegas-style gambling and glitz spend some quality play time in the twin riverside cities of Laughlin, Nevada, and Bullhead City, Arizona.
  5. Hike Hualapai Take a break from the desert and climb the cool climes of Hualapai Mountain Park—the highest point in western Arizona.

When To Go

When to Go

Unlike many destinations, the communities in northwestern Arizona don't have distinct high and low seasons. The arid climate and clear winter sk...

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