SOURCE: Lake Havasu Convention and Visitors Bureau

Lake Havasu Convention and Visitors Bureau

January 18, 2012 11:12 ET

Lake Havasu's Quiet Side

GoLakeHavasu.com Adds Guide to Best Arizona Hiking

LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - Lake Havasu City may be associated with powerboat racing, off-roading, and other motorized pastimes, but it also has a quiet side. To help you find it, the Lake Havasu CVB has launched a hiking guide on GoLakeHavasu.com, featuring some of the best Arizona hiking trails.

Trail information is in the site's "Activities" section and includes 17 walks and hikes, as well as tips on what to bring for some of the best Arizona hiking.

Lake Havasu City offers more than just hiking -- check out these other affordable vacation ideas:

Take Refuge - Just 23 miles from Lake Havasu City, the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) features a nature trail and boat ramp for non-motorized watercraft. The riparian habitat of Bill Williams River NWR is crossed by Arizona hiking trails where one might spot cottontails, javelina, deer, coyotes, bobcats and even cougars.

What's SUP? - SUP, or stand-up paddling is popular here -- enjoy a silent cruise along the Bridgewater Channel and under the iconic London Bridge.

Aloha Arizona - A group of canoeists preserve Pacific Island culture with outrigger canoes, which are a great way to see our replica lighthouses. Visitors can learn safety techniques and how to pilot outrigger canoes for recreation or competition.

Paddle Past Petroglyphs - Kayak through Topock Gorge and Havasu Wilderness on a guided trip down the Colorado River, starting just north of Lake Havasu City at Topock Marina. Indian petroglyphs in the canyon tell the stories of early people who lived along the lower Colorado River.

About Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City, centrally located in the Southwest, attracts 750,000 yearly visitors thanks to dry Sonoran desert weather, more than 300 sunny days a year, a range of restaurants and lodging, and a boatload of special events. For more affordable vacation ideas, information on Arizona's only waterfront resort destination and a 2012 calendar of events, visit golakehavasu.com, call (928) 453-3444 or find us at facebook.com/lakehavasucityarizona and twitter.com/golakehavasu.

Note: Photos of local recreational activities, restaurants, lodging and scenery are available upon request.