The Dirt: Dry Lake Valley



Dry Lake Valley is a BLM designated open area, meaning the large, unvegetated dry lake bed can be used by all vehicles. Designated routes into and out of the dry lake bed must be used, however. The lake bed is a popular recreation area for Las Vegas locals, so be aware of other visitors. Various amenities can be found in North Las Vegas, which is only half an hour south along the highway. The lake bed is also located near a variety of other attractions, such as Valley of Fire, Arrow Canyon Wilderness, Coyote Springs, Warm Springs Recreation Area, Muddy Mountains, and Mormon Mesa. Information about some of these OHV-friendly areas can be found elsewhere on our website.


From Las Vegas, Nevada:

  • Follow I-15/US Highway 93 North for 22 miles.
  • Take Exit 64 for Las Vegas Blvd North.
  • Continue North on Las Vegas Blvd N. for 6 miles.
  • Dirt roads accessing the dunes can be found on the left.

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management - Las Vegas Field Office

4701 North Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130

Telephone: 702-515-5000

Motor vehicles are permitted on designated trails only. For local regulations regarding OHV use on county roads, visit the BLM OHV Website https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreation/OHV

Motor vehicles are permitted on designated trails only.

Always plan ahead and prepare for uncertainty. Travel with warm clothing, first aid, food, water and appropriate tools to fix a problem.
Traveling in groups is always a good idea, as well as informing someone of where you will be going.

  • Register Your Vehicle
  • Make sure your vehicle is equipped with a spark arrestor
  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Trail Users

OHV travel is limited to existing roads and trails. OHV use on un-vegetative sand areas is allowed.

Leave No Trace

Tread Lightly

Historic Preservation

Plan Your Visit