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Missouri Spring, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 3.06 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,204 feet
Elevation Gain 1,100 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,101 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 6.73
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Historic & Seasonal Creek
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7  2014-05-30
Mt. Wilson via Missouri Spring
Associated Areas
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Colorado River - Kingman BLM
Historical Weather
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct
Sun  7:48am - 5:48pm
1 Alternative
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From the parking area, go through the hiker gate and continue up the now-closed road toward Wilson Ridge. From a distance, this looks like a monochromatic desert ridge of no particular interest. As you get closer, however, it becomes a jumbled wonderland of boulders. The road/trail goes through 2 more hiker gates (one of them a crazy barbed wire set up) - these represent the boundaries between NPS and BLM land. The wash you are following is filled with deep gravel, so stay on the old road for as long as possible on the hike up. After about 2 miles, the well-defined tread of the road end, dumping you into the wash. Continue up the wash, sticking generally left, to Missouri Spring. There is an Arizona Game and Fish water tank shortly down-wash from the spring to which water is piped. There are also a number of historic inscriptions, mostly names, from prospecting times along with cans, boards, piping, etc.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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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    Map Drive
    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    Drive south on US 93 from Las Vegas or north on US 93 from Kingman. From either direction, turn north onto the signed Temple Bar Road (aka, Mohave County Road 143). Drive 10.8 miles and turn west (left) on unpaved Park Service Rd 130. If you reach the entrance station for Lake Mead, you have gone slightly too far. Drive west on PS Rd 130 for approximately 2.6 miles to the end of the road and the trailhead parking.
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