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Sawmill Trailhead
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Sawmill Trailhead
Sawmill Trailhead

The Sawmill Trailhead is located up in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (also known as Mt. Charleston), about 45 minutes northwest of Las Vegas.

The trailhead can be reached from Kyle Canyon Road (via Deer Creek Road) or from Lee Canyon Road. Travel via Kyle Canyon and Deer Creek roads would be more scenic, but a bit longer than using Lee Canyon Road. Link to Trailhead Map.

Using Lee Canyon Road, from town, drive north on Highway 95 to Lee Canyon Road (Table 1, Site 0668). Turn left onto Lee Canyon Road and drive southwest for 12.9 miles to Sawmill Trailhead Access Road (Site 1273). Watch for signs along the highway. Turn right and drive northwest into the trailhead area.

Sawmill Trailhead

Using Kyle Canyon Road, from town, drive north on Highway 95 to Kyle Canyon Road (Site 0667). Turn left onto Kyle Canyon Road and drive southwest for 17.1 miles to Deer Creek Road (Site 0727), which is just past the Mt. Charleston Resort. Turn right onto Deer Creek Road and drive north to a T-intersection with Lee Canyon Road (Site 1272). Turn right onto Lee Canyon Road and drive northeast (downhill) for 1.2 miles to Sawmill Trailhead Access Road (Site 1273). Watch for signs along the highway. Turn left and drive northwest into the trailhead area.

In the trailhead area, stay left to the Upper Trailhead Parking Area (Site 1274) or stay right to the Lower Trailhead Parking Area (horse area; Site 1275).

Sawmill Trailhead provides access to several new USFS trails, including Sawmill Loop, Mud Springs Loop, Pinyon Pine Loop, Blue Tree Loop, Rocky Gorge Loop, and Deer Creek - Catch Pen Loop.

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Lee Canyon Rd, approaching Sawmill Trailhead (view NE)
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Lee Canyon Rd, Sawmill Trailhead highway sign
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Lee Canyon Rd at Sawmill Trailhead Access Rd (view NE)
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Sawmill Trailhead entrance sign
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Entering the picnic area
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Parking near information sign
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Information sign
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Sawmill Trails trailhead
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Sawmill Trails trailhead sign
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Restrooms adjacent to trailhead
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One of many picnic tables
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Bench by restroom information signs
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Bottom end of horse area - Road 45001 (view E)
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Sawmill trail at Bottom end of horse area (view NE)
more to come ...

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

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft) Verified
0667 Hwy 95 at Hwy 157 651544 4021405 36.32758 115.31167 2,820 Yes
0668 Hwy 95 at Hwy 156 637320 4037799 36.47747 115.46718 3,300 Yes
0727 Kyle Cyn Rd at Deer Creek Rd 625575 4013970 36.26431 115.60209 6,800 Yes
1272 Lee Canyon Rd at Deer Creek Rd 621017 4022368 36.34059 115.65152 7,799 GPS
1273 Lee Canyon Rd at Sawmill Picnic Area 622134 4023977 36.35495 115.63883 7,487 GPS
1274 Sawmill Trailhead Parking 622011 4023970 36.35490 115.64019 7,503 GPS
1275 Sawmill Trailhead NE Parking 622176 4024136 36.35638 115.63833 7,444 GPS

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