Northeast of Parker, the Copper Basin Dunes OHV Area is a 1275 acre open area. Vehicle use in the area surrounding the OHV area is limited to designated routes. The staging area provides a paved parking lot, restroom, loading ramp and bulletin board. Riding opportunities in this OHV area include the sand dunes, trails throughout the bajada and up into the canyons. These facilities were paid for and maintained with grant funds from California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation.

The Copper Basin Dunes OHV Area trailhead is located 12 miles northeast of Parker. Copper Basin Dunes OHV area is on the California side of the Colorado River. From Arizona Highway 95, cross the river at Parker Dam and travel south on Parker Dam Road. From Parker, Arizona, cross the river to California and travel 12 miles north on Parker Dam Road. The OHV staging area is on the west side of the road across from Big Bend Resort.


Local Contact(s):  BLM (928) 505-1200; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816.

Recommended Book:  "Arizona 4WD Trails" from Charles Wells

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Empire Landing Campground; Crossroads Campground

Local Website:  click here

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Date Updated:  6/19/2016


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