The Kelly Point road (NPS1203) starts by Mt. Dellenbaugh where Mohave County Road 103 ends at the BLM/NPS boundary.
This is one of the roughest and slowest roads in the monument. It is 26 miles one way from the NPS boundary at Mt. Dellenbaugh to Kelly Point. It is strongly recommended that only UTVs, Jeep Wranglers/Rubicons, light dirt bikes, or heavily modified and lifted short wheelbase 4x4s take this route. Dirt bikers need to be prepared to go slow and navigate the maze of rocks at a slow speed for miles. Heavy bikes will cause rider exhaustion. Stock 4x4 pickups and SUVs will not make it due to inadequate vehicle clearance in several sections. There are several long stretches of road across volcanic boulders the size of large watermelons, approximately 4 miles one way. Speeds on this stretch will be around 5mph in a Jeep. Another 6-7 miles is rough as the road crosses beds of coconut to lunchbox size rocks. Speeds here will be 5-15mph. Expect to take 4-5 hours to travel one way to Kelly Point in Jeep. UTVs will make it in 3-3.5 hours.
While almost all of the Parashant has no cell service, it was recently discovered that Verizon customers may get service (data and voice calls) at the end of Kelly Point. There is a Verizon tower at the Grand Canyon West Skywalk on the Hualapai Reservation. This service is not guaranteed so DO NOT count on it for rescue.
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Last updated: May 23, 2018