This byway highlights scenic, natural, historic, and prehistoric values along a winding 11-mile road that lies adjacent to the Colorado River
. Near Parker and Hampton Inn Lake Havasu
City on the California/Arizona border, this area has attracted people, wildlife, and vegetation along the river canyon creating the 'Thread of Life.' The byway provides an abundance of recreational and leisure time activities including camping, swimming, boating, fishing, rockhounding, hiking, off-highway vehicle driving, wildlife viewing, watching native herds of wild burros, and a chance for some quiet relaxation.
From Arizona, cross the bridge between Parker, Arizona and Earp, California; turn right, toward Parker. From Arizona Highway 95, take 95s over Parker Dam, where the road becomes Parker Dam Road; the road is accessible by all types of vehicles. Fall, winter and spring are the best times to make the drive. Contact BLM's Lake Havasu Field Office for current information.