Clark County – Las Vegas

The Pioneer Saloon located in Goodsprings, Nevada is still open and quite busy near Las Vegas
The Pioneer Saloon located in Goodsprings, Nevada is still open and quite busy

Clark County – Las Vegas 4×4 trails offer the explorer an opportunity to explore the Nevadan desert beyond the reach of the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip. The BLM Southern Nevada District Office manages more than three million acres of Mojave Desert in Clark and Nye counties. These trails offer scenery which varies from dramatically colorful geologic land forms and largely unspoiled panoramic vistas of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to remote and rugged wild landscapes of Gold Butte Back Country Byway.

Recreation opportunities abound and viewing sites for desert plants and animals are easily accessible.   The Las Vegas and Clark county offers year round 4×4 destinations and trails.  In the hot summer months a trail can take you down to the waters edge for a cool swim the Lake Mead, Lake Mojave or the Colorado River itself, while Mount Charleston  offer islands in the sky to get above the heat.  

Two will fed mustangs near Cold Creek, Nevada
Two will fed mustangs near Cold Creek, Nevada

Additionally Las Vegas offers a great jump off point for trips into the wilderness including Death Valley National Park and the Mojave Road. On a personal note, you have not lived until you pull into one of the casinos for an overnight, after being out on the trails for a week.

Clark County – Las Vegas Area Map

Clark County 4×4 Trails

Alamo Road and parts beyond

Alamo Road

Alamo Road and parts beyond. Photo by James L Rathbun The Alamo Road is the central route north through the Desert National Wildlife Refuge north…

Bitter Springs

Bitter Springs is a 28 miles back country road which connects I-15 to the North shore Road highway 167 located inside Lake Mead National Recreation…
There is one steep section.

Burro Wash

My one week old, Black Jeep on our first 4x4 trail to Burro Wash This scenic backcountry adventure takes you down Burro Wash into the…

Devil’s Canyon

Devil's Canyon in a 4x4 trail out of Jean, Nevada towards a mining district in the hills on the west side of the valley. Devil's…
The Pioneer Saloon located in Goodsprings, Nevada is still open and quite busy

Goodsprings Nevada

Goodsprings, Nevada is locate about seven miles west of the I-15 near Jean, Nevada.  Mining activity in the area started in 1868 when a group…
Lucy Grey Gold Mine Stock Certificate.

Lucy Grey Goldmine

The Lucy Grey Goldmine trail is a short 4x4 trip out of Primm, Nevada up to an old mine site.  The route is fairly accessible…

Mormon Wells Road

Entering Peek-a-boo Canyon on the Mormon Wells Road. The Mormon Well Road is a long, rough, dirt road that runs across the Desert National Wildlife…

Pine Nut Road

The turn off to Pine Nut Road off the Mormon Wells Road near Las Vegas, Nevada Pine Nut Road is a 6-mile long, bumpy dirt…
Carol Lombard was killed on a Douglas DC-3, Jan 16, 1942 on Mt Potosi

Potosi Nevada

Potosi Nevada is the oldest load mine in Nevada and the town site is located just off highway 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada.…

Clark County Ghost Towns

The Pioneer Saloon located in Goodsprings, Nevada is still open and quite busy

Goodsprings Nevada

Goodsprings, Nevada is locate about seven miles west of the I-15 near Jean, Nevada.  Mining activity in the area started in 1868 when a group…

Nelson Nevada and Eldorado Canyon

Rock spires carved by erosion located in Eldorado Canyon, Nelson, Nevada. The ghost town of Nelson, Nevada, which is located in Eldorado Canyon along Lake…
The tallest building remains of St. Thomas, Nevada

St Thomas Nevada

Founded in 1865 when Brigham Young sent settles to the confluence of the Virgin River and Muddy Rivers.  St Thomas Nevada remained a Mormon settlement until…

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