Hualapai Mountain Park
Just 15 miles east of Kingman, explore this gateway to outdoor adventure named after the area’s original inhabitants — the People of the Tall Pines.
The oldest park in Mojave County was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Great Depression-era workforce charged with improving public lands and parks in the 1930s. The resulting nature area is Arizona through and through, with rugged trails that lead to desert and forest landscapes nestled in the Hualapai Mountains. Elevations range from about 5,000 to 8,000 feet and offer high-country adventures surrounded by pine forests and sweeping desert views.
Hit the Trails
Arizona hiking trails can be head-scratchers. Sometimes a trail starts in a desert valley covered with prickly pear cactus and climbs into an alpine forest covered in snow during the winter. Hualapai Mountain Park features 11 miles of diverse trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Start at the main trailhead and go north for an out-and-back hike that overlooks the Cerbat Mountains and passes the historic Silver Bell Mine, which operated for more than 100 years. Dinosaur Rock Trail and Balanced Rock Trail feature namesake geologic wonders while the Hualapai Peak Trail reaches a summit at nearly 8,500 feet. From the Pine Lake Overlook, visitors can see as far as the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff on a clear day.
Stay in a Cabin
What started as a food hall for Civilian Conservation Corps workers during the Great Depression today features a dozen cabin-style guestrooms plus a general store, restaurant and bar. Hualapai Mountain Resort is a popular lodging option for visitors who embark on epic outdoor adventures by day and kick back on the patio in the evening to watch wild elk and deer roam the property.
When planning an outdoor excursion to Hualapai Mountain Park, include a pitstop in Kingman for food, drink and an overnight stay in a historic town near the Colorado River. As the Heart of Historic Route 66, Kingman holds onto its vintage charm with neon signs and quirky roadside attractions. A steam locomotive parked downtown is another nod to the heritage of this proud little city anchored by more than 40 attractions listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Hualapai Mountain Park
6250 Hualapai Mountain Rd
Kingman, AZ 86401