Rocky Gap

Total Miles
7.8

Elevation

1,971.01 ft

Duration

5 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Rocky Gap is a difficult trail that traverses the Spring Mountain Range west of Las Vegas. Several challenging rocky washes make up the west side of the trail. Steep shelf ledges make up the east side. Winter snow will change this trail every year, and also makes it almost impassable in winter. The elevation does provide for a cool summertime escape from the heat of the desert floor.

Photos of Rocky Gap

Rocky Gap
Rocky Gap
Rocky Gap

Difficulty

There are rocky washes with large boulders and rock outcroppings to negotiate. A vehicle with a lift and larger off-road tires will be required.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

Tom Perkins
Mar 18, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Rough/Deteriorated
West half is in good shape. The rock garden is challenging but doable. The east side has a lot of runoff erosion that makes some of the switchback ledges a bit tight.
Hayden Mckenna
Mar 15, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Decent amount of snow, up to 6 inches near the highest elevations. The snow turns to ice as soon as you drive over it so if you’ve never been snow wheeling it may not be the best trail to start on. Had to turn around about 3/4 of the way coming from the west side due to weather and ice patches on sketchy parts of the road. Using chains, you could probably make it through no problem.
Richard Williams
Nov 22, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Mitch Kneupper
Nov 06, 2023
2022 Chevrolet Colorado
Open
Rough/Deteriorated

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