Ehrenberg, Arizona

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Ehrenberg, AZ is a Colorado River winter haven with RV Parks, water sports, off-road vehicle sites, desert sand drags, hunting, fishing, mild winters, beautiful desert and mountain views - all of which have contributed to Ehrenberg's growing popularity. Located in La Paz County on Arizona's West Coast.

"The Traveler"  copyright Outback Trader Over the years, Ehrenberg has worked hard to save it's population of Desert Tortoise with many rescue management plans


Ehrenberg, located in La Paz County, 200 feet above sea level in the Mohave Desert, east of the beautiful Colorado River and west of some very spectacular mountains. Blythe, CA is right across the river to the west, Phoenix is to the east approximately 140 miles on Interstate 10, and Parker is approximately 40 miles north using Poston Road.

Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

DIRECTIONS TO SITE: Use I-10 to Ehrenberg, AZ. Take Ehrenberg exit to South Frontage Road. Go West on frontage road approximately one mile. Turn left on gravel surfaced Ehrenberg/Cibola Road. Go south 3 miles to site entrance.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SITE:  A popular site for use of off road vehicles, with hilly, sandy terrain and a network of roads and trails.

FACILITIES PROVIDED: Parking lot, unisex vault toilet, ramps for loading OHVs, shade ramada and picnic table.

FEATURES: This site provides a starting point for visitors to explore a variety of designated roads and trails. Dispersed camping is available nearby.

FEES/PERMITS REQUIRED:  The fee is $5 daily per vehicle or $75 annually per vehicle for up to 5 people per vehicle. There will be a $1 per person fee charged for each person over the 5 person limit. Visitors must pay daily fees at self-registration fee pipes located at the site or at the BLM Yuma Field Office located at 2555 E. Gila Ridge Road in Yuma. Annual permits are currently available for purchase at the Yuma Field Office.

LIMITATIONS:  Use is limited to day use only, 6am to 10pm.  No trash collection on site. Pack it in and pack it out. Please tread lightly.

ACCESSIBILITY:  Vault toilet is accessible.

Information courtesy of Arizona BLM

The Bradshaw Ferry Landing served as the founding site in 1863, then named "Mineral City". It was later renamed "Ehrenberg" in honor of surveyor and mining engineer, Herman Ehrenberg. With Ehrenberg's prime location on the Colorado River, it rapidly became a major port of entry to the interior of the Arizona territory. In the late 1800's "Gold-crazed Californians crossed the Colorado River at Ehrenberg during the great La Paz Rush.". Open the link below for additional history..

Historical Notes: Herman Ehrenberg

Late 1800's ~ "Ehrenberg is a brisk town one hundred and thirty miles above Yuma, and next to Yuma the largest shipping town on the Colorado River. The population is about 300. Most of the freight for Prescott, Wickenburg, and the country east is transshipped at this town. There is a public school, Catholic church, general stage offices of the California and Arizona Stage Company. Several fine stores and private dwellings may be found here." University of Arizona Library

Ehrenberg Community Park

Ehrenberg Community Park is a free Day Use Only Park in Ehrenberg, Arizona.  The park is a partnership with La Paz County and the Ehrenberg Improvement Association. The park features shade cabana's with picnic tables and trash cans, restrooms, a basketball court, playground and a short drive to the river.  Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash and you must clean up after them. The park is located on Parker/Poston Road, Exit 1 off the I-10 Freeway.

Ehrenberg Chamber of Commerce


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