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The clock is ticking. Meteorologists are predicting a colder, and snowier, winter than usual. So, now is the time to set your sights on Lake Havasu City, Arizona, a winter oasis where the sun shines bright and a sweater will suffice on the coldest day.

Winter is also the ideal time for enjoying some outdoor activities in Lake Havasu City and the deserts that press in on the Colorado River Valley. Whether you are looking for hiking, off roading, or a bit of urban exploration seasoned with a colorful festival, there is something for everyone in this scenic desert destination. Here are some of the best winter activities to try out in the Lake Havasu City area.

Hiking: The desert hills and canyons around Lake Havasu City are laced with an array of trails for hikers or mountain bikers of all levels, from easy to challenging. You can enjoy the views of the lake, the mountains, and the wildlife along the way. Some of the most popular trails are the Sara Park Trail System, which offers a variety of loops and distances; the Crack in the Mountain Trail, which leads to a narrow slot canyon; and the Cattail Cove Trail, which follows the shoreline of the lake. And just sixty miles away at Kingman, in the Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area and White Cliffs Wagon Trail, are some of the top rated trail systems in the southwest.

Off roading: If you are looking for some adrenaline-pumping adventure, you can rent an ATV, a UTV, or a Jeep and explore the rugged terrain of Lake Havasu City and the surrounding area. You can find many off road trails that will take you to scenic spots, such as the Desert Bar, an old mining camp turned into a quirky bar; the Swansea Ghost Town, a historic mining town with preserved buildings; and the Parker Dam, the world’s deepest dam.

Exploration: Lake Havasu City and the surrounding area have many attractions that are worth exploring. You can visit the London Bridge, which was relocated from England to Arizona in 1971; the Lake Havasu Museum of History, which showcases the history and culture of the area; and the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, which protects a diverse ecosystem of plants and animals. You can also take a day trip to nearby places, such as Kingman, where you can see the Route 66 Museum and the Mohave Museum of History and Arts; or Oatman, where you can see wild burros roaming the “streets”Main Street” which just happens to be Route 66.

Your winter home away from home in Lake Havasu City is Crazy Horse Campgrounds. Located on the Island just across the historic London Bridge we are Lake Havasu’s oldest RV Park and campground.

Every site in our multi-layered park offers compelling views of the lake and the stark desert mountains as a back drop. We offer rustic sites with access to modern amenities as well as tent camper and RVer sites. And if you want something more upscale, park models are available that include in-room coffee, microwave and refrigerator for your convenience.

Our location makes it easy access everything that Lake Havasu has to offer from shopping and a diverse array of restaurants to world class golfing. As a bonus we have lake access, beach front sites, and on warm days, can offer boat and jet ski rentals.

The clock is ticking. Plan your escape from snow and cold today!