Beginner Offroad Trails Near Las Vegas

Kodachrome Road

Kodachrome Road is an easy trail and is suitable for any type of vehicle. Along the way, you will see many colorful geological formations. The colorful landscape inspired the trail's name. Along the way, you…
Total Miles
8.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Lava Butte Loop

Rainbow Gardens and Lava Butte form this loop trail. It is an easy trail suitable for any 4x4 truck or SUV, as well as off road vehicles and mountain bikes. Red, tan and white hills…
Total Miles
15.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Gass Peak Rd

This out and back trail has great views of the city and surrounding mountains. Most of the trail is wide enough for two vehicles to pass. Very little in terms of obstacles, but still a…
Total Miles
14.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Bird Spring Pass

This is an easy and very scenic trail through the Nevada desert. Although the trail lacks any large trees, you do get to experience the natural offerings of the desert as well as great views…
Total Miles
16.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Mormon Well Road

Mormon Well is a stock-friendly trail that crosses the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. You will cross a well-maintained dirt road that rises in elevation from the desert floor to more than 6,000 feet in elevation.…
Total Miles
39.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Cottonwood Pass

Cottonwood Pass runs north and south through the Spring Mountain and Red Rock conservation areas just west of Las Vegas, NV. From Blue Diamond road you can take Cottonwood Pass all the way to Goodsprings,…
Total Miles
10.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Joe May Road

Joe May Road is an uphill, rocky road to the mountainside that ends at a rudimentary campsite. There's a nice hike back into the mountain where the road ends. Watch out for desert tortoises and…
Total Miles
4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Pahrump to Mountain Springs

Mountain Springs is located between Pahrump and Las Vegas and is accessible from Pahrump by trail. The trail runs Southeast and Southwest through the Toiyabe National Forest and is an easy off-road drive through beautiful…
Total Miles
29.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Potosi Tower Road

The Potosi Tower Road is a 14.6 out and back trail that goes to a great overlook of the Las Vegas Strip and Potosi Mountain. Built as a service road for the multiple communication towers…
Total Miles
7.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Cow Camp Road

This is an easy drive through the desert mountains that ends at a waterfall encampment. As the name suggests, there is an abandoned "cow camp" where they used to gather the cattle. While there is…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Kingman Wash

Kingman Wash Road is a maintained backcountry road off Highway 93, south of Hoover Dam in Arizona. The road runs for about 3.6 miles over hills and down washes through the wild backcountry of Lake…
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Keyhole Canyon

This is an easy dirt road into the mountains of the Eldorado Valley. The access is very easy, and the canyon is a popular camping location. The road leads you to a slot canyon that…
Total Miles
7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Color Rock Quarry

The trail to the Color Rock Quarry is an easy dirt road. The trail takes you into the Muddy Mountains Wilderness Area where you can see awesome sandstone and red rock formations. The area also…
Total Miles
7.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Nelson Rollercoaster

This is a very scenic route through the hills near Nelson, Nevada. The dirt trail has several steep climbs and descents over several ridges as you make your way through the El Dorado Mountains. From…
Total Miles
11.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Aztec Wash Road

This 20.8-mile out-and-back trail starts near the small town of Nelson, El Dorado Canyon, and passes through Eagle Wash and Aztec Wash before ending at a small cove on Lake Mohave. Plenty of beautiful vistas…
Total Miles
9.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Mud Springs Road

This is a narrow, out-and-back trail, leading off of Cold Creek Road. It starts off in the rocky desert, and winds back into the pine forest mountains. It's not that difficult, and there aren't many…
Total Miles
5.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Wallace Canyon Road

Located on the west side of the Spring Mountains and east of Pahrump NV, this trail starts on BLM land. Eventually, it crosses into the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area on the Toiyabe National Forest.…
Total Miles
6.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Weiser Valley

Weiser Valley is a stock-friendly trail that follows a natural wash between two mountain ranges near the Valley of Fire and Logandale Trail system. Be on the lookout for wildlife, as wild horses and big…
Total Miles
13.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Wheeler Pass

Starting in Cold Creek, the Wheeler Pass trail takes you up and over the Spring Mountains. The trail used to be the main way to travel from the Indian Springs area to Pahrump in the…
Total Miles
24.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Powerline Wash Road

This short 2.6-mile out-and-back trail is a side trip/spur trail off the Aztec Wash Road. This is an easy trail that can be done by a high clearance 2WD or any 4WD vehicle. It runs…
Total Miles
1.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Wi / Fa

Upper Wheeler Wash

This trail descends into a wide, meandering dry wash basin consisting of loose gravel and sand. It passes through scenic box canyons with interesting rock formations and terminates at a narrow passage that connects to…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

13-Mile Loop

13-Mile Loop is the main trail at the Logandale Trail System. Most of the trails in the area all branch off of this main trail. It is combination of dirt road with a few sandy…
Total Miles
16.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Hemlock Road

This mostly single-track, out-and-back trail climbs gradually through Joshua Tree, Blackbrush, and Pinyon-Juniper desert life zones. Along the trail, you'll see interesting rock formations, scenic views, wild burro trails (maybe even some wild burros), and…
Total Miles
5.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

South Wheeler Pass Road

The road begins at the intersection of HWY 160 at the south end of Pahrump at an elevation of 3,000 feet. It gradually climbs to 4,703 feet with one dip into South Wheeler Wash. The…
Total Miles
7.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Lower Wheeler Wash

This trail leaves Wheeler Pass Road heading SE on North Wheeler Road. After about a mile, the trail intersects a wide, meandering dry wash basin consisting of loose gravel and sand. From here, head NE…
Total Miles
4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Groundsmoke Road

From Hemlock Road, travel NW then NE on Groundsmoke Road. This will take you across BLM land through Joshua Tree and Yucca communities. Eventually, there will be a crossing into Toiyabe National Forest where the…
Total Miles
1.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Sand Wash Road

At the intersection with Hemlock Road, take Sand Wash Road westbound towards Pahrump. This trail is comprised mostly of gravel and is relatively level the whole way. It follows Sand Wash through Blackbrush, Joshua Tree…
Total Miles
4.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Horse Springs - Sand Wash Cut Across

A short, up and down, off-road trail on BLM land that is primarily gravel and loose rock. The trail passes through a beautiful Joshua Tree forest. Signs of wild burrows and mustangs in the area.…
Total Miles
0.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Hughes Cabin-Horse Springs Road

Wide and well-maintained gravel road crosses BLM land, steadily climbing from valley floor at approximately 2,900ft to an elevation of 4,500ft. A locked gate with a "no trespassing" sign marks the end of the line…
Total Miles
5.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

"Just Found It" Trail

Leisurely gravel and dirt trail that meanders in and out of a wash. Good views of Pahrump, Nevada, and the surrounding valley. Joshua Tree forest with nice stands of Yucca, Barrel, and Cholla Cactus. Spring…
Total Miles
3.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi