Wilson Tank Trail

Total Miles
9.1

Elevation

1,401.19 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Trail Overview

The trail starts just outside of Las Vegas by one of the last housing communities before BLM land. At first glance, it doesn't look great, but about a mile into the trail, the populated world drops away and the scenery is gorgeous. The first few miles are a fun wash (note, this wash will flood in a flash flood), and then you will head uphill. Most hard passes have a bypass except the last hill just before Cottonwood Pass Trail; there, 4WD is required. The water tanks are a neat spot to stop and take photos, and you may come across horses or burros. This is not a terribly hard trail, but 4WD is required. Stop and enjoy the scenery; the trail only takes around 45 minutes without pausing.

Photos of Wilson Tank Trail

Wilson Tank Trail
Wilson Tank Trail

Difficulty

4WD is required. The last hill looks scary, but it's easy to pass with 4-low.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Tommy Stauffer
Jul 17, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Normal
beautiful 100 degree day. just decided to go off the grid for a few and found this fun trail near where I was driving. great scenery peaceful day.
Tim Hynes
Apr 02, 2024
2021 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Took Wilson Tank trail to Cottonwood Pass and continued to Good Springs and the Pioneer Saloon. The climb at the end of Wilson Tank to get to Cottonwood was about 17-19 degrees in pitch.
Taylor Kapphahn
Mar 10, 2024
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Good trail with a few easier bypasses on the hills. Was going well in the 2wd 4Runner until the hill at the end we deemed too risky to attempt with no bypass that we could find.
Derek Neill
Feb 04, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
First time on this trail, was a lot more fun than expected. Decent hill climb at the end that was actually pretty sketch due to wet slippery clay. Put it in 4L and definitely had to pay attention to sliding in some spots to avoid large rocks along the trail.

Access Description

Head west from Highway 160 and Fort Apache, hang a left (south) on South Hualapai Way, then at the end of the road at Gomer, hang a right heading into the hills. There's a place to air down on the corner of Gomer and South Hualapai Way.

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