Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Get Your OHV Kick on Route 66

Entrance to BLM OHV Trail on Route 66

QWR believes that trails can provide an important link to our past.  For car enthusiasts, nowhere is that statement more relevant than on a short section of Historic Route 66 that has been designated by the BLM as an OHV trail near Needles, CA.

Kiosk at BLM Route 66 Entrance

While attending the BlueRibbon Coalition/’s 30th Anniversary at the Pirate Cove Resort, Don Amador had the surprise of his life that while doing some trail recon in the area that he ended up on an old section of Route 66 that can be used by both street-legal and non-street legal OHVs.

Driving on Historic Route 66

Constructed in the 1920s, Route 66, also known as the Mother Road, stretched for about 2,400 miles from L.A to Chicago.  It is one of America’s most famous roads and has also been featured on T.V. and the big screen.  It was decommissioned in 1985 when it was largely replaced with the Interstate Highway System.

This Section of Route 66 is also BLM Trail 114

What a special treat for both young and old OHVers to be able to access this important part of Americana. 

When traveling on the trail be sure and keep your eyes open for any of the wild burros that live in the area. 

Wild Burros along Route 66

There is OHV access to this and many other BLM trails in the Needles area from Pirate Cove, a local resort that has both OHV and water-based recreational opportunities.

QWR encourages you to consider a trip to this region of California the next time you are feeling nostalgic or in the need for a great OHV adventure that includes desert scenery, wildlife viewing, great trails, and that all too important link to our past.

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