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Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite
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Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite
Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite
Cabin Spring Canyon Road at campsite (view NE)


The Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite is an undeveloped site way out in the desert mountains. There is room only for one vehicle, and the road is seldom driven, so this is a pretty quite place. I sometimes use this site during summer when seeking a higher elevation, cooler campsite. The access road is so steep and cobble-covered that is better suited for jeeps and pickups with 4WD.

There is no water, no toilet, no trash can, and no picnic table. Bring what you need and take it home when you leave. There truck parking with dumpsters a couple of miles west on Interstate-15 where people can dump camping trash without taking it back to Las Vegas.

For a higher elevation campsite suitable for trailers and RVs, continue farther up Arizona Road.

Link to map.

Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite

Watch Out

Other than the standard warnings about hiking in the desert, ... this is a wild and remote area without services of any kind (no restrooms, no water, no gas, no food). Bring what you need to survive. Be prepared and be self-reliant. Someone will find you eventually if you stay on a main road, but be prepared to survive alone for a day or two. Cell phones don't work in this area.

While visiting Gold Butte National Monument, please respect the land and the other people out there, and try to Leave No Trace of your passage. Also, this is a remote area, so be sure to bring the 10 Essentials, even if you leave them in the car.

Be sure to bring trash bags to clean up after people who care less about wild places than you do.

Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite

Getting to Arizona Road Campsites

The Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite is located out in Gold Butte National Monument at the northeast end of Lake Mead, about 2 hours northeast of Las Vegas in a wild, remote, and scenic area.

From Las Vegas, drive out to Gold Butte National Monument. Drive south on the paved Gold Butte Road for 21 miles to Whitney Pocket. The unpaved Gold Butte Road continues south, and in only 100 yards, Arizona Road forks off to the left heading east and uphill alongside the red-and-white sandstone crags.

Drive east, uphill, through the Whitney Pocket area, and east into the mountains. At about 3.4 miles out Arizona Road, Cabin Spring Canyon Road forks left. Turn left onto Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite and drive up the steep hill for about 250 yards to the campsite, on the right.

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Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite more to come
Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite
Sunset and lights of Las Vegas in the distance
Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite
Lights and glow of Las Vegas in the distance
Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite
Sunrise colors
Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite
Sunrise colors just before the rain

Table 1. Highway Coordinates Based on GPS Data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft)
Cabin Spring Canyon Cabin Spring Canyon Campsite 761228 4047366 36.53785 114.08207 4,606

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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