Arches National Park

Parker Strip Recreation Area


Back country byways traverse scenic corridors that are off the beaten path. The Parker Dam Road "Thread of Life" highlights the scenic, natural, historic, and prehistoric values along an11 mile (18 km) road that travels along the California shore of the Colorado River. This area has attracted people, wildlife, and vegetation along a linear oasis, creating the Thread of Life. The byway provides an abundance of recreation activities including camping, swimming, boating, fishing, rock hounding, hiking, OHV play areas and wildlife viewing.


The byway begins at Parker Dam and travels along the Parker Dam Road south to the boundary of the Colorado River Indian Reservation. Look for interpretive pullouts along the way.





2610 Sweetwater Ave. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406


Auto Touring Biking Boating Climbing Historic & Cultural Site Camping Interpretive Programs Fishing Hiking Off Highway Vehicle Picnicking Recreational Vehicles Water Sports


BLM - Bureau of Land Management