Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Mesquite, Nevada

Policemans' Wash

7.5 miles of sandy bottom and high bank turns, the path is constantly changing with the rigs, wind, and rain it sees. Run it at speed or just cruse through and enjoy the scenery. One…
Total Miles
6.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Bunkerville Choo Choo

The Bunkerville Choo Choo trail runs along the Virgin Mountain foothills. As you travel along the washes and mountain ridges, be on the lookout for cattle, as this is free range land. Along the way…
Total Miles
28.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

Gold Butte to Double Negative

This power line road has a few class 3 places but is mostly a class 2 route. The trail is good for Jeep, 4x4 trucks, or SXS. When you get to Double Negative, you're about…
Total Miles
15.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp

Gold Butte to Little Finland

This is a one way, in-and-out trail through the Gold Butte National Monument. The trail passes several park highlights including; Whitney Pockets, the Devil's Throat sinkhole and the Little Finland area. The trail is an…
Total Miles
35.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Diagonal Alley

This dirt road cuts across the desert and connects to several other trails in the area. This route is pretty rocky and bumpy, with several rough washboard sections. It ends/starts just West of the Beaver…
Total Miles
4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Camp Road

This dirt road cuts across the desert and connects to several other trails in the area. Nothing too challenging to note, but this trail is pretty rocky and bumpy. Scenic desert landscape in every direction.…
Total Miles
11.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Kohta Circus Ride

Great views of the Virgin Mountains, Key West Mine, and Lake Mead Overlook. The destination is in the Gold Butte National Monument, about 50 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada, 30 miles south of Mesquite,…
Total Miles
13
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Wi / Fa

Moapa to Caliente Via Barclay

All of the maintained dirt roads can be done in a stock truck or SUV, with the exception of the short loop we took off of Sams Camp Road. That is narrow and would require…
Total Miles
86.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa

Tule Springs Road

This trail cuts straight through the Tule desert and connects to several other trails in the area. Easy enough for 2WD and wide enough for 2 vehicles to pass. Towards the southern end, you'll pass…
Total Miles
9.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Cedar Pocket Road

This scenic trail weaves its way up, over, through the Beaver Dam Mountain Wilderness. It's easy enough for most 2WD, although the trail is unmaintained after rain or winter conditions. One or two very small…
Total Miles
9.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

Highway 101 "not PCH"

It may be labeled Hwy 101 on the map, but this is a long way from the Pacific Coast Highway. This mostly graded dirt road begins in the east in the beautiful high plains and…
Total Miles
23.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Sp

Gold Butte to 21 Goats

Extremely easy route, 4 miles in and out, last 1/2 mile walking through loose sand/small rocks. The BLM put up posts on this trail to prevent ATVs and 4x4s from accessing these areas. We're working…
Total Miles
3.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Mormon Mesa

Just Northeast of Moapa Valley, this trail follows right along the power lines and leads you up/down the plateau and across the Mormon Mesa. The section that goes up (or down) the plateau is a…
Total Miles
6.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Witney to Lake Mead

A long 100+ mile round trip on easy terrain. Loose sand can be found near the beach which may be difficult for 2 wheel drive vehicles. We came across a herd of wild Burros digging…
Total Miles
30.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

Joshua Tree Road

This route is part of the Mojave Desert Scenic Backway. This section is predominantly an easy, maintained dirt road. As you make your way up and over the Beaver Dam Mountains, you will encounter a…
Total Miles
10
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Mesa Straightaway

This trail cuts straight across the Mormon Mesa, connecting to several other trails in the area. It's one of the more well-defined paths, but there are a handful of others nearby as well. The trail…
Total Miles
2.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Carp Elgin Road

This section of trail connects to several others in the area, as well as the Interstate exit. Towards the Southern end is a marker for the Old Spanish Trail that came through the area. The…
Total Miles
4.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Lytle Ranch Road

This easy dirt road starts at the Old Highway 91, leads to several other trails in the area, and ends/connects with Snow Spring Road. The end brings you to some cool rock features, and you'll…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

West Mtn Side Trail

This very short trail connects the West Mountain Route trail and Lytle Ranch Road. This route is on the Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area. Easy enough for 2WD vehicles and wide enough for 2…
Total Miles
1.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Welcome Springs Road

This short trail up into the mountain will lead you to the Welcome Springs Climbing Area. At the end there is an open parking area where climbers will park or camp. The trail is easy…
Total Miles
1.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Snow Spring Road

This trail starts (or ends) down in the Bull Valley Wash. There is a shallow water crossing and some cool rock features nearby. The switchback out of the wash is a little steep, but the…
Total Miles
15.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Cedar Pockets Overlook

This is a short but exciting adventure that ends at a solar-powered cell tower complex and views of the Virgin River Gorge that are spectacular. There is one gate that should be left closed. The…
Total Miles
1.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Garden Spring Loop

This out-and-back trail makes its way across the Tule Desert and loops near Garden Mountain. The trail up to the loop is very easy going with long stretches of rolling hills. About a mile in,…
Total Miles
10.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Jackson Wash

This trail connects from one network of trails to another, with the Southern end driving through the Beaver Dam Wash conservation area. It's a predominantly easy dirt trail and easy enough for even 2WD. However,…
Total Miles
12.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Bear Claw Poppy to Santa Clara Loop

This loop will take you out of a suburb of St. George named Bloomington. The trail head for BearClaw Poppy is a popular bike and hiking trail. These roads will take you along the North…
Total Miles
16.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Hobble Canyon

More like Magic Canyon Road! This mostly easy, very scenic drive leads into and through The stunning Hobble Canyon. The trail twists and turns through long grasses along with many livestock corrals. It's a magical,…
Total Miles
15.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Sp

Apex Mine Road

This short, easy dirt road weaves its way up into a small pocket of the Beaver Dam Mountains. The trail ultimately dead-ends at a turnaround spot. Mine tailings can be spotted up on the nearby…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
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

Bear Claw Poppy Trail

This is predominantly a very easy dirt trail as it winds its way through the desert wilderness. The short switchback section about a mile from the Eastern end has some steep grades, brief rocky patch…
Total Miles
3.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Hollow Washington Road

This is an easy dirt trail that takes you past Bloomington Caves (permit required) and ends up at Joshua Tree Road. Nothing challenging about this route. You will cross a wash or two and over…
Total Miles
8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Sp / Su