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Wee Thump West Road - Southbound
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Wee Thump West Road - Southbound
Wee Thump West Road - Southbound
Wee Thump North at Wee Thump West (view W)

Overview

Wee Thump West Road is a dirt road off Highway 164 near Searchlight, Nevada, that runs along the west side of the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area. The road provides sightseeing, camping, and hunting opportunities, plus hiker access to several routes. I've fully described the road as running south to north (from the pavement out), but here I've included photos for those driving the other direction (back to the pavement). By connecting Wee Thump West Road, Wee Thump North Road, and Wee Thump East Road, drivers can circumnavigate the wilderness area.

The road is in fairly good condition overall, but it can be a bit rough and sandy in a narrow canyon about 0.6 miles north of the pavement. Assuming good weather, the road is fine for 2-wheel-drive high-clearance (2WD-HC) vehicles.

Link to full description of Wee Thump West Road.

Wee Thump West Road
Southbound, just south of Wee Thump North Road (view S)
Wee Thump West Road
Southbound (view S)
Wee Thump West Road
Grand view out over the wilderness area (view SE)
Wee Thump West Road
Southbound (view S)
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Southbound, narrow canyon (view S)
Wee Thump West Road
Southbound, narrow canyon (view S)
Wee Thump West Road
Southbound, narrow canyon (view S)
Wee Thump West Road
Southbound, narrow canyon (view S)
Wee Thump West Road
Southbound, exiting narrow canyon (view S)
Wee Thump West Road
Southbound; road generally continues straight south (view S)
Wee Thump West Road
Southbound; road generally continues straight south (view S)
Wee Thump West Road
Southbound; approaching the pavement (view S)

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