Lake Havasu City on the shore of scenic Lake Havasu is a leading destination city in Arizona for many reasons including mountain biking, water sports, four wheeling, events, night life and craft beer. If you’re looking for a place to have fun and enjoy nature, in any season, you should definitely check out delightful Lake Havasu City!
First of all, let’s talk about mountain biking. Did you know that Lake Havasu City is at the heart of some of the best trail systems in the state. They provide scenic views of the lake and the mountains, and awe inspiring desert wilderness.
There are trails for all levels of difficulty, from beginner to expert. Some of the popular trails are SARA Park Trail System, Crack in the Mountain Trail, and Watershed Loop Trail.
As a bonus, you can rent bikes from local shops or bring your own. Either way, you’ll have a blast riding through the desert landscape. And you will work up quite a thirst that easily be quenched with an award winning craft beer. More on that in just a moment.
Next, let’s talk about water sports. Lake Havasu City is famous for its lake, which is one of the largest reservoirs in the country. It is perfect for boating, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, and swimming. And you can follow the Colorado River north throguh stunning landscapes such as is found in Topock Gorge.
Lake Havasu City is also home to the world famous London Bridge, which was relocated from England in 1968. You can take a tour of the bridge and learn about its history and architecture. And London Bridge Village is a desert oasis with million dollar views.
Another reason to visit Lake Havasu City is four wheeling. If you love off-road adventures, you’ll love exploring the surrounding terrain on a four wheeler. You can ride on designated trails or explore old roads that lead to ghost towns, forgotten mines, and an array of scenic wonders.
Whimsical rock formations, colorful and deeply shadowed canyons, and wildlife are a few of the attractions. Just make sure to follow the safety rules and respect the environment. And when you come back to town, clear the trail dust with a cold beer at Mudshark Brewery and Public House.
One more reason to love Lake Havasu City is the diverse array of events in every season. Some of the most popular events are Winterfest, Balloon Festival, Desert Storm Poker Run, Havasu Triathlon, and Relics & Rods Run to the Sun. You can find something for everyone in your family.
And now you know why Lake Havasu City is one of the state’s top destinations. But remember, a trip to Lake Havasu City can’t be considered complete without a stop or two at Mudshark Brewery and Public House.
Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America.