Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area encompasses 11,300 acres, and is a great example of collaboration between multiple agencies to provide public recreation opportunities in the Kingman, AZ area. It was established in 1995, and is jointly administered by the City of Kingman and the BLM.
This area is located in the Mohave desert, and vegetation is primarily scrub, with some grassland. Natural water sources are seasonal only, and typically dry. During my spring visit, I saw (among many others) Beavertail cactus, wild rhubarb, and Arizona lupine all in bloom. It’s also home to many types of wildlife, from desert tortoises and foxes to Gambel’s quail and rattlesnakes.
I visited this site by chance in April 2017, directed here by a volunteer at the Kingman Route 66 Visitor Center, which is only about 5 minutes away by car.
Access to this area is free. Hiking (dog-friendly), equestrian, mountain biking, and camping are all available.
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