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Mormon Well Road Photos - Getting to Yucca Gap
Backroads Around Las Vegas, Desert National Wildlife Refuge
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Mormon Well Road
Mormon Well Road

Overview

The Mormon Well Road is a long, rough, dirt road that runs across the Desert National Wildlife Refuge from Corn Creek to Highway 93. The road runs across the desert and over the mountains through spectacular country, including towering limestone cliffs; broad, flat valleys; and narrow, winding canyons. The road runs through several desert vegetation life zones, starting in the very dry (stunted) Mojave Desert Scrub Zone and climbing to the Yellow Pine (Ponderosa Pine) Zone. The variety of life zones provides different habitats for birds and other wildlife.

Details of the road (including GPS coordinates and maps) are presented on the Mormon Well Road webpage. Here photos show scenery and road conditions from Yucca Gap to Yucca Forest, that is, from about 5 to 10 miles out.

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Corn Creek Road at Mormon Well -- Alamo Road
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Mormon Well Road goes right and runs south
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Mormon Well Road runs out and bends left (view S)
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Mormon Well Road bends left and runs east
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Approaching turnoff to Old Corn Creek Picnic Area (view E)
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First turnoff to historic Corn Creek Picnic Area (view E)
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Parking for Old Corn Creek Picnic Area (view N)
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Gate on trail to Old Corn Creek Picnic Area (view N)
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Historic photo: Corn Creek Picnic Area (view SW)
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Spring and wetlands at Corn Creek Picnic Area (view SW)
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Second turnoff to historic Corn Creek Picnic Area (view E)
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Mormon Well Road passing fenceline with signs (view E)
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Mormon Well Road passing a small spring (view E)
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Heading up the bajada towards Yucca Gap (view E)
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Mormon Well Road, running up the bajada (view E)
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Mormon Well Road, running up the bajada (view E)
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Mormon Well Road, running up the bajada (view E)
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Mormon Well Road, running up the endless bajada (view E)
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Mormon Well Road approaching Gass Peak Road (view E)
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Mormon Well Road at Gass Peak Road (view E)
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Approaching Yucca Gap (view E)
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Yucca Gap (view E)
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Mormon Well Road, running along the edge of Fossil Ridge (view E)
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Yucca Gap, approaching snail shell fossil site (view E)
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Yucca Gap at snail shell fossil parking (view E)
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Visitors at shell fossil site (view S)
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Yucca Gap (view E)
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Approaching exit from Yucca Gap (view E)
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