Lake Havasu City in Arizona is one of the most desired destinations for people interested in indulging in several activities that give an adrenaline rush. However, if you want to give the usual water sports, hiking and biking a miss, you can plan some day trips to destinations that are nearby, either within the city limits or just a 2-3 hours’ drive away. Blessed with natural beauty abound, these drives are sure to treat you with a scenic feast for your eyes and the soul. Here are some day trip ideas worth exploring:

Hualapai Mountains: The Hualapai Mountain Park is about a 30 minutes’ drive away from Lake Havasu City. With elevations between 1920m and 2516m, the mountain remains evergreen round the year and plays host to some of the lovely flora and fauna like Aspen, Manzanita, Ponderosa Pine, mountain lions, raccoons, bears, squirrels, skunks, javelin, foxes, apart from a varied species of birds like owls, golden eagles and hawks. Day trips to Hualapai Mountains are quite fun-filled, thanks to the inclusion of various activities in the itinerary like hiking, wildlife viewing, picnics, and accessing some of the off-road trails. There are even restaurants where you can enjoy sumptuous food varieties while admiring the view of an elk in the outdoor.

Akahav Tribal Preserve: This place is just about 46 miles from the London Bridge. It boasts of a preserve that was created to restore the ecosystem and the native habitat of the Colorado River. The place is spread across more than 200 acres of land and has all types of native plantations such as Willow, Cottonwood, Mesquite trees, and much more. One of the key objectives of this project has been to deepen the backwater in order to aid the flow of the river. If you are a nature-lover, a bird-watcher or a photographer, this is the most ideal choice for a day trip from Lake Havasu City as this place hosts several species like the Great Blue Heron, Vermillion Flycatcher, beavers and many others.

Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge: This place, which is approximately 23 miles away from Lake Havasu City, is meant to be a delight for photographers and nature lovers. You may opt to hike, choose a paddle sport, or just enjoy the array of birds and the natural beauty that’s sure to be a feast to the eyes. Fishing is another activity that’s enjoyed by many visiting the Peninsula Hiking Trail, which is close to the refuge’s headquarters. However, you should note that this place has certain timelines to visit and plan your tour accordingly to avoid disappointments.

While you decide to explore all these options, just remember to take your fishing pole, kayak, hiking boots and whatever other stuff you have brought along, to make the most of your tour to Lake Havasu City.

Source by Michelle Crossley