Lava Butte Loop

Total Miles
15.9

Elevation

624.12 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

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 make up the colorful Rainbow Gardens loop while a dark volcanic ridge forms the Lava Butte side. Views of the Las Vegas valley await at the midpoint section of the trail.

Photos of Lava Butte Loop

Lava Butte Loop
Lava Butte Loop
Lava Butte Loop

Difficulty

Trail is multi-use and easily accessible by stock SUV or pickup. Hard pack dirt road makes up the entire trail.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Wes Harper
Mar 30, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Easy trail. Started to the South. There was 1 dry creek crossing near the north exit, I had my passenger spot for. Exiting through the north staging area was a cool climb; had plenty of clearance in a stock Colorado trail boss.
Mason Campbell
Mar 16, 2024
2023 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
Dusty
Vincent Colosimo
Feb 06, 2024
ATV
Open
Muddy/Wet
Large staging area(s). Had a GMC Sierra pulling a 16' trailer. two Can Am ATV' s, an 850 max xp and 700 max dps. light rain all day kept the dust away. trail was smooth in first 1/3 and able to really open up the machines , then turned more technical and rocky with a lot of sXs dig out making an ATV rider have to negotiate which side is best. lots of curves and hills up to the powerline towers then down through narrow rock formations. Trail winds down to some new construction areas and a cool patch along some water, but don't think we were allowed there. Overall fun and good trail for honing riding skills than a scenic trip. note had to buy pass for lake mead.
Cesar Rodriguez
Feb 04, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty

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