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Parker Dam, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 0.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 467 feet
Elevation Gain 10 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.55
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Historic & Perennial Creek
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
30  2016-12-26
Alamo Lake State Park
SkyIslander18
32  2015-04-20
Lake Havasu 3-day Kayak Trip
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18  2015-03-24
Colorado River - Parker Dam to Headgate Dam
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10  2012-04-14 The_Eagle
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  7:06am - 5:35pm
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Parker Dam is a 0.5 mile round trip hike with 10 feet elevation gain. Located 17 miles southeast of Lake Havasu City Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and January are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Overview: From the Lower Take Off Point picnic area an unmarked trail starts out behind the Restroom and follows an old road to the Lake Side of Parker Dam.

Parker Dam is a concrete dam that crosses the Colorado River 11 miles North of Downtown Parker. It was built between 1934 and 1938 and is 320 feet high. 235 feet of the dam are below the riverbed, making it "the deepest dam in the world".


The reservoir behind the dam is Lake Havasu.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Paved - Car Okay

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    The Dam is 11 Miles North of the town of Parker.
    I95 to Parker Dam Road (Left)
    Parker Dam Road to Take Off Point Road (Right) to Picnic area.
    page created by The_Eagle on Apr 16 2012 7:07 pm
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