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Mormon Well Road Photos - Yucca Gap to Yucca Forest
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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Beyond Yucca Gap (view NE)
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Running north along the Sheep Range
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Crossing the first major wash (view E)
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Approaching Long Canyon trailhead parking (view N)
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Long Canyon trailhead parking (view N from road)
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Long Canyon trailhead parking and campsite (view NW)
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Starting into the S-curves (view E)
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Last of the S-curves (view NE)
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Past the S-curves and heading into the Yucca Forest (view E)
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Formally entering Yucca Forest (view E)
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Yucca Forest (view E)
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More to come ...
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