Parker Dam Road Back Country Byway highlights scenic, natural, historic, and prehistoric values along an 11-mile road that winds adjacent to the Colorado River. Near Parker and 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, rock hounding, hiking, off-highway vehicle driving, wildlife viewing, watching wild burros, and quiet relaxation. Accessible by all types of vehicles.
From the east end of California State Hwy 62, Parker Dam Road winds north 11 miles along the Colorado River. From Arizona, cross the bridge between Parker, AZ and Earp, CA. Turn right (toward Parker Dam). From Arizona Highway 95, take 95s over Parker Dam, where the road becomes Parker Dam Road.