Quartzsite is a historic and thoroughly unique, town in the Sonoran Desert of southwest Arizona.  The area was historically a “gathering place” for pioneers on their way to the rich gold fields of California; a way-station, stage stop, and hub of activity for travelers going in every direction.

Today, at the crossroads of I-10 between Los Angeles and Phoenix, and Highway 95 between Lake Havasu City and Yuma.  Winter visitors take advantage of Quartzsite’s central location and affordable, lodging costs, by making Quartzsite the BASE CAMP for their winter fun.  Quartzsite BASE CAMP Winter Visitors enjoy convenient day-trip access to Lake Havasu, the Colorado River, Phoenix, San Diego, Palm Springs, Yuma, Mexico, and other areas of interest. 

During the winter season, Quartzsite becomes one of the largest gatherings in the United States. Winter visitors guide themselves to off-roading adventures on hundreds of miles of designated trails, utilizing Quartzsite’s Off-Road Atlas which features BLM Routes, stone cabins, pictographs, mines, wildlife and many other points-of-interest amid the scenic Sonoran Desert Mountains.  Quartzsite is also the Gateway to the Arizona Peace Trail, a new 675-mile off-road trail system linking Yuma, La Paz, and Mojave Counties (under final development)! Full Atlas and digital route are available for the Arizona Peace Trail, www.arizonapeacetrail.org.  Bring your RV to camp in one of 60+ RV Parks or 11,000 acres of BLM Camping areas with ready trail access.

Wintering in Quartzsite is further enhanced by many diverse activities including: local restaurants and specialty-food trucks, seasonal swap meets, Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show, Gold Show, Live Entertainment, Music Jams, Quilting, Crafts, Fine Arts, Bingo, Senior Activities, Dancing, Rock Hounding, Gold Hunting, Geocaching, Classes, and more!  Whether you decide to get involved in the diverse activities and fun of our winter season; explore the region from your Base Camp in Quartzsite; or just sit in the desert and enjoy the warm winter weather, the backdrop of mountains, or the starry night skies – Quartzsite is your most FUN and affordable winter BASE CAMP destination!  We invite you to come back again and again…Quartzsite has a way of calling you back!

Ask for your Free 2020 BASE CAMP GUIDE  by calling the Quartzsite Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism at 928-927-5200.  The Chamber is located at 1240 W. Main Street, directly across from McDonald’s. For information, http://www.VisitQuartzsite.com. Order your copy of the Quartzsite Off-Road Atlas early, at www.QuartzsiteOffRoad.com (Only $28 + tax)

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