Traveling to QuartzFest

Please find Driving Directions, a Geneal Location Map, and a Site Map below.

to and from Quartzsite, Arizona

The Quartzsite "Camel Express" will be offering shuttle services to and from the nearby town of Quartzsite, AZ. Price is $3 per round trip. Please check availability and make reservations well in advance by calling  928-927-4333.
QuartzFest is held everyyear in the beautiful Sonoran Desert at a location in western Arizona just a few miles south of the town of Quartzsite, Arizona. Our location is accessed directly off of US Highway 95 from either the north (coming from Quartzsite, AZ and Interstate 10)
or the south (coming from Yuma, AZ and Interstate 8). If you have questions on arrival we will be monitoring 146.55 simplex and ready to assist.

From Quartzsite AZ, go south on US Highway 95 to La Paz Valley Rd (53rd St North) which is between mile marker 98 and 99. The road will widen in to a right turn lane.

From Yuma, go north on US Highway 95 to La Paz Valley Rd (53rd St North) between mile marker 98 and 99. The road will widen in to a left turn lane..

Turn west on La Paz Valley Rd (Street Sign says “53rd St North”) This will make more sense when you get there. The sign on Hwy 95 says La Paz Valley but the street sign where you turn says “53rd St North”. Same road but conflicting signs.

Once on 53rd St North, drive NO MORE THAN 100’ feet and turn right at the brown wooden “Road Runner” sign in to the “Road Runner” BLM short term (14 day) camping area.

Drive north a couple hundred feet and you’ll see a sign that says Stop Here! Day visitors may proceed straight through but if you are camping at QuartzFest in an RV or tent you must sign in on the first day of arrival with the Camp Host. This is a BLM (Bureau of Land Management) requirement! If the camp host is closed then simply proceed forward but you must return the next day to register.

Continue on about another ¼ mile to the Quartzfest* area and register with us. You should find signs to guide you but here are some landmarks to look for on your way..

A couple hundred yards north of the “Host” you’ll see the road divide and then the road will come back together 100 feet or so later. Continue north another hundred feet to the lone Saguaro Cactus with NO ARMS. At the Saguaro (Cactus Narrows), the road will bend to the right…then to the left. Don’t take the bend to the left…rather, veer to the the visible road tracks and on to the “Hard Pack” and drive straight ahead to the Welcome Tent at QuartzFest Central.

Just find a place to park and Come on In! We can answer all your questions there and you will want to pick up your welcome bag with event and local info, register and ask any questions. PLEASE let us know if you’re a medical professional willing to assist in the event of an emergency.

VERY IMPORTANT!! When you sign in, make sure you pick up your QuartzFest Participant Card. This card is required to receive prizes in our daily raffles and this includes our Grand Prize Raffles on our closing day. To receive a prize you must be present and have this card to win.

Remember, if you need assistance on arrival please contact us on 146.55 simplex and we'll be glad to help.


QuartzFest Location


QuartzFest Site Map


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