The Bitter Springs Back Country Byway is a 28 mile point-to-point trail located near Overton, Nevada and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Four-wheel drive and high clearance vehicles are recommended as road conditions are rough and variable. Normally, the drive takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete.
The trail passes north of the Muddy Mountains Wilderness Area. Hidden Valley may be accessed by driving the Bitter Springs Backcountry Byway approximately three miles east on the Valley of Fire Highway from Interstate 15. About four miles south of the Valley of Fire Highway on this rough dirt road, turn right at the sign for Color Rock Quarry. About three miles further lies the trailhead for Hidden Valley.
Proceed north from Las Vegas on Interstate 15 to the Valley of Fire exit (exit 75), and turn south (right) toward the state park. When the paved road bends to the left, stay straight onto the maintained dirt road. A BLM sign lets you know you that you have reached the Bitter Springs Back-country Byway.
Land Manager: BLM
BLM Field Office - Las Vegas
4701 North Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
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.