Bullhead Arizona Sports
Bullhead City, Arizona, has quickly become a hotspot for sports tourism, with an estimated 360 days of sunshine a year. Year-round sunshine has made the city a popular destination for families, retirees and vacationers looking to escape the winter chill and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With more than 1,000 km of hiking trails, bullhead lakes, mountain bike trails and a host of other outdoor activities, Bullheads City is the ideal setting for your annual summer sports and leisure activities.
Other nearby attractions include guided fishing and kayaking tours of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and there is even a ghost town to explore. Bullhead City offers a wide variety of sporting events, from guided kayaking tours to the best sporting events in the city's history.
At Lake Mohave, divers can explore the Black Canyon, which offers excellent diving conditions, and visitors can access trails in Grapevine Canyon, including Spirit Mountain, where they can see over 100 miles of Mojave Valley. Another popular easy day trip is the Desert Trail, a 2-kilometer (2-mile) trail that winds through the flora and fauna of the Mojaves Desert. Bullhead City offers various rafting equipment and guided kayaking tours, as well as fishing and kayaking.
Fishing is popular on Lake Mohave and the Colorado River, where there are many species of fish, including striped bass, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, redfish and whitefish. Fishing in the San Juan River and its tributaries and the Great Basin River is also popular.
While water lovers will appreciate both the Colorado River and Lake Mohave, visitors can also enjoy the many hiking and biking trails along the San Juan River. The lake is mostly tame and offers few opportunities for white water rafting, but there are nearly 95 miles of navigable water that you can use for your pleasure.
One of Bullhead City's marquee events is the Laughlin Senior Games, now in its fourth year. The city itself sponsors two senior softball tournaments each year, one in spring and one in autumn. Bullheads City hosts football and softball, pickleball, basketball and baseball tournaments, and other climate-friendly events.
Teams from across the Southwest compete in the Laughlin Senior Games, a three-day, four-day team tournament, in October.
Bullhead City works closely with the Arizona Youth Soccer Association (AYSO) and Arizona State University (ASU) to host two major youth football tournaments each spring. The city has hosted the Western Regional Finals for three years, and the classic tournament is sponsored by the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSA) in Phoenix. In addition, the AySO region finals are held in Bullheads City each year, as well as the Southern Arizona Regional finals in Tucson.
The league is in the midst of a pandemic that crippled all high school sports in March. Due to the pandemic, the CIF state has adjusted its rules for the school year to allow athletes to compete in club sports at the same time as high school athletics.
Managing director Ron Nocetti also said the FA would be pushing for a stage to be placed that would allow competition earlier. The updated guidelines cast doubt on whether the high school football season will be played in hard-hit Southern California. Postponing the football game to a spring season, officials said, was not feasible for safety reasons because of the proximity to the fall and 21st seasons. He said the first round of the CIF state football playoffs will open for the 2016-17 school year from December 28-29 and continue through the end of December with the exception of a two-week stretch in December and January.
Jernagin said the league, which is sponsored by the Maximum Potential Foundation, includes teams from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah as well as Arizona State University. The north-south chain stretches for 130 miles and has a rocky, dry landscape similar to the Mojave Valley that runs along its western edge. It is located just a few miles from the California-Nevada border and is located in the southern United States, north of Las Vegas. The two states have more than 1,000 miles of desert, and the so-called tri-state area accounts for about 40 percent of Arizona's total land area, or about 1.5 million acres.
Because most of the county is designated as desert, nearly 190 square miles are without water, making the sport an important part of Arizona's water supply and a major source of energy.
The city offers a wide range of sports and is aimed at a sports and tourist population ranging from young people to seniors. The population is on average 18 to 24 years old, and the popularity as a tourist destination is growing. Tourists from all over the world come to the city, which has about 1,500,000 inhabitants annually, according to its website.