Near the juncture of Arizona, California and Nevada on the east bank of the Colorado River lies Bullhead City, Arizona. It’s a retail-shopping haven for Mohave County that has year-round sunshine and low humidity, making this vacation community ideal for travelers and residents alike.
Visitors have endless water sports, golf resorts, and fishing and hunting attractions to choose from when renting in Bullhead City.
Lake Mohave and the Colorado River provide the perfect venues for water sporting near the resort town. Visit the sandy beaches of Community or Rotary Park for swimming and a picnic. A visit wouldn’t be complete without time spent on the lake or river, boating, jet skiing, or taking advantage of your favorite water sport activities.
Hike, off-road, hunt, rockhound, or prospect locally. There’s also the Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs on Spirit Mountain. Spend some time hiking along Christmas Tree Pass and take in the rugged beauty and bighorn sheep wildlife of the desert canyon. A short hike brings you to a small spring flows that almost year round.
Plan ahead to visit during mid-August, when Bullhead City hosts the largest tube float across a 2.5 mile stretch on the Colorado River. There’s also the Colorado River Bluegrass Festival held once a year in February with food, drinks, and live music. If you’re visiting to escape the cold weather, you might catch the Winter Festival or Christmas Parade!
You can stop by the Colorado River Museum for a glimpse of Native American artifacts, pottery, and antiques. Dine at El Charro or Orioles for impressive Mexican food. Firehouse Roastery & Tea Co has excellent coffee and lunchtime salads. There’s also Lazy Harry’s Bar and Grill, somewhat of a local landmark residents and visitors have been frequenting for great food and drinks along the Colorado River.
Gaming and gambling across the river at Colorado Belle Casino or Riverside Casino in Laughlin, Nevada is a major attraction of the area. For non-gamblers, you can check out Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Collection. You can also visit the Laughlin Labyrinth for a meditative moment.
Oatman was founded over a century ago as a mining tent camp, and it eventually became a prominent gold-mining center. After the boom, a fire burned much of the town and it has since been turned into an authentic western “living ghost town”, complete with roaming burros and staged gunfights on the weekends. It lies 40 minutes to the south of Bullhead City.
A 1 hour and 30 minute car ride will take you to Mojave National Preserve, best visited from October to May. The diverse wildlife includes bighorn sheep, coyotes, and desert tortoises. You can hike developed trails across scenic canyons and hunt in designated areas. Or take Ailken’s Mine Road through the heart of the volcanic cinder cone series. There are even 4-wheel driving ranges for the adrenaline junkies!
Only an hour and 20 minutes away, the popular Lake Havasu and the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge sit. The year-round sunny weather has made this area a destination for boating, off-roading, hiking, and fishing. Walk across the London Bridge to the English Village, an open-air mall with themed restaurants for dining.
There are plenty of affordable options for home rentals in Bullhead City on Tripping. Choose from riverfront and lakefront properties for easiest access to the water. There are remodeled homes and rentals with private pools. Check for rentals that include kayaks and other water sporting equipment for some built-in fun!
Laughlin Bullhead International Airport is only 6 minutes from the center of Bullhead City.
Count on the Bullhead Area Transit System (BATS) for public transportation that runs Monday to Friday and with limitations on Saturdays. There’s also a Greyhound Bus Service that runs along the same schedule.
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