The Dirt: Boulder City Conservation Easement (BCCE) Trails



The Boulder City Conservation Easement Area (BCCE) conserves just over 87,268 acres of Mojave Desert scenery for the preservation of Desert Tortoise and other species’ habitat. This large expanse of Mojave Desert landscape is meant to be enjoyed both by the public and the multiple species it aims to protect. In order to do so, please only travel on the routes designated by “Open Designated Road’’ or head over to the Boulder City Dry Lake Bed just outside the BCCE boundaries.


The BCCE shares boundaries with other natural areas, such as BLM Wilderness and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Please be aware of land use rule changes as you leave the easement area. Some of these areas prohibit the use of OHVs. However, feel free to explore on foot! There are no facilities within the BCCE. Stop by Veterans Memorial Park on Buchanan Blvd for picnic areas and restroom facilities before a fun day of riding.


The Northern boundary of Boulder City Conservation Easement Area is approximately 2 miles south of the intersection of US-95 and I-11. Picnic and public restroom facilities are available in Veterans Memorial Park on Buchanan Blvd outside of the Easement Area. Follow Buchanan Blvd South into the BCCE to see the Buchanan Boulevard kiosk for more information.

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: Boulder City/Clark County

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Clark County Desert Conservation Project
4701 W. Russell Road, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Telephone: (702) 445-3536

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.

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 and use is limited to roads marked by an “Open Designated Road” Sign with a green arrow that show the travel route. Roads that have “Private Road” signs are closed to the public. Make sure to keep your dog on a leash when in the boundaries of the easement. Always check for desert tortoises under your vehicles. Plan ahead and prepare by bringing plenty of water and the appropriate tools to fix any issues that may arise.

The following activities are prohibited within the Boulder City Conservation Easement:

  • Traveling on a closed road
  • Commercial Harvesting (Flora/Fauna)
  • Non-commercial Harvesting (Flora/Fauna)
  • Non-commercial Collection of Biological Specimens
  • Dumping
  • Depositing a Desert Tortoise or other animal
  • Uncontrolled dogs outside of vehicle
  • Construction
  • Discharge of Firearms
  • Camping (see restrictions below)
  • Unauthorized Research


No camping is allowed within sight of trails, and half a mile from the National Park Service designated roads within the Wilderness Area.

  • No camping is allowed within 300 feet of water sources
  • Recommend maximum group size: 12 members
  • Camping is limited to a total of 14 days in one location, and no more than 90 days total within any consecutive 12-month period.
  • Stock cannot be restrained within 200 feet of water
  • Campfires are allowed, except during regional fire restrictions, with use of a fire pan or blanket. Visitors are encouraged to only use camp stoves.

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