Gold Butte Backcountry Byway is a 99-mile scenic drive that starts near the town of Mesquite, heads south into the wild and rugged Gold Butte region, and returns to the highway. This is a partial loop adventure and can not be considered a through-route to anywhere else. The Backcountry Byway runs out in the backcountry where the scenery is grand, the expanse is vast, and the wildness is almost pristine.
Directions From Las Vegas, take Interstate-15 approximately 69 miles north to Exit 112/Riverside Road. Merge onto Riverside Road and travel approximately 17 miles to the Gold Butte Backcountry Byway. Turn right onto the Byway and travel approximately 12 miles to the Monument boundary.
Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management