Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area (CFRA)
The 11,300 acre Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area (CFRA) is a mixture of federal, state, county, city, and private lands. The CFRA is in a vegetation community of Mohave Desert scrub/semi-desert grassland, with yucca, beavertail, prickly pear, creosote, and mesquite and provides habitat for mule deer, Sonoran desert tortoise, coyotes, foxes, Gambel’s quail, mourning dove, several types of raptors, and many smaller mammals, birds, and reptiles. The recreation area includes a trail system that traverse the foothills of the Cerbat mountains:
- Badger Trail
- Castle Rock Trail
- Monolith Garden Trail
- Foothills Rim Trail
- Camp Beale Loop Trail (managed by City of Kingman)
Temperatures from May to September can often times eclipse 100°F. During this time lightening and flash flooding can occur during summer monsoon storms. These storms are usually in the afternoon and can bring significant amounts of rain.
Download a free georeferenced map of the recreation area in the BLM Avenza Map Store.
Coyote Pass Trailhead: Follow I-40W to US-93 N/W Beale St. in Kingman. Take exit 48 north from I-40W. Continue on US-93 for 5.9 miles, use the Agua Fria Drive crossover to proceed back south on US-93 toward Kingman. Continue on US-93 for 4.1 miles. Using the turn lane, turn right into the Coyote Pass Trailhead parking area.
Metwell Trailhead: Follow I-40W to US-93 N/W Beale St. in Kingman. Take exit 48 north from I-40W. Turn left on Metwell Drive and quickly veer right, continue 0.3 miles. Turn right at the Monolith Gardens trailhead sign.
Camp Beale Loop Trailhead: Follow I-40W to US-93 N/W Beale St. in Kingman. Take exit 48 north from I-40W. turn right on Fort Beale Dr, continue for 1.3 miles and turn left up the steep paved hill for 0.3 miles, parking is on the right.
Badger Trailhead: Follow I-40 W to US-93 N/W Beale St. in Kingman. Take exit 48 north from I-40W. Continue on US-93 for 4.2 miles. Turn right into the Badger trailhead parking area located just after the US-93/ST Route 68 interchange.