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Backroads Around Las Vegas

Backroads Around Las Vegas provides information on off-highway driving adventures. Driving in the desert is fun, but it carries special risks. Always carry water, take the 10 Essentials, tell someone where you are going, tread lightly on this fragile land, and please respect the wilderness and the other people out there. Road conditions change with the weather, so always use your own good judgement.

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Wilderness Areas Around Las Vegas
wilderness
We don't drive in our wilderness areas, but we have some "wilderness quality" roads.
Basin and Range
Basin and Range
Encompassing Garden and Coal valleys, this 700,000 acre area has a long history of ranching, which for backroad enthusiasts, means endless miles of maintained dirt roads in the scenic Great Basin.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
red rock canyon nca
The Scenic Loop Road is designated as a Backcountry Byway, and roads in the south and north ends of the conservation area provide access for hikers and mountain bike riders.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
lake mead nra
A plethora of backroads provide access to the far reaches of the Recreation Area and adjacent BLM lands.
Desert National Wildlife Rangedesert national wildlife range
Two main dirt roads and a number of side roads providing access to the far reaches of this huge and spectacular wildlife refuge.
Mt. Charleston Area Mt. Charleston
A number of backroads provide access to the far reaches of the Spring Mountains.
Gold Butte Region gold butte region
The Gold Butte Region is wild and remote country with a wonderland of old roads. Don't go here unless you are prepared to survive on your own.
Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area
sloan canyon
Quick access to miles of hiking on the edge of town. Roads around the edges provide hiking access.
Mojave National Preserve mojave national park
Lots of old roads, including the historic Mojave Road.
Death Valley National Park death valley national park
Many old roads in this historic mining area.
Other Areas other areas

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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