The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area contains numerous trails of varying widths, accessible to most OHVs. The trail surfaces are mostly dirt with some rocky areas. Trails are of varying difficulty, mostly easy routes with some moderately difficult climbs.
There are several play areas with steep slopes. The amount of time spent riding these trails may take several hours depending on which Trailhead, Routes and destination you pick. Some of the staging areas have amenities, but most should have accessible pull-through parking areas for trailers. The degree of signage will also vary depending on route and land manager. Cellphone service is often unreliable in these mountains.
Blue Diamond Hills: 35.997269, -115.446785 From downtown Las Vegas, take I-15 South towards Los Angeles. Exit right onto Blue Diamond Rd/State Route 160. Continue for roughly 17 miles West towards Pahrump. The staging area will be on the left, lining Cottonwood Valley Road.
Carpenter Canyon: 36.172935, -115.809373 From downtown Pahrump, take Nevada State Route 160 East towards Las Vegas. Exit left onto Carpenter Canyon Road. Continue for roughly 5 miles Northeast. Campsites and pull-through turning areas can be found on either side of the road.
Clark Canyon Trail: 36.327461, -115.782763 From downtown Pahrump/State Route 160, head North onto Panorama Road. Turn right (West) onto Wheeler Pass Road/Clark Canyon Road and continue for 15 miles. There are pullouts on this road and Avens Road.
Goodsprings Highlands: 35.840154, -115.433132 From downtown Las Vegas, head South on I-15 towards Los Angeles for 33 miles. Exit right onto Goodsprings Road and continue West for 7 miles. Make a right onto Goodsprings Bypass Road. There is an open lot near an electrical substation one mile down the Bypass Road, as well as other parking areas.
Lovell Canyon: 36.060860, -115.559852 From downtown Las Vegas, take I-15 South towards Los Angeles. Exit right onto Blue Diamond Rd/State Route 160. Continue for roughly 21 miles West towards Pahrump. Take a right on Lovell Canyon Road, and continue North for three miles. Campsites and pull-through turning areas can be found on either side of the road.
Wallace Canyon Trail: 36.262736, -115.863196 From downtown Pahrump/State Route 160, head North onto Panorama Road. Turn right (West) onto Wheeler Pass Road, and continue for 8 miles. Turn right onto Wallace Canyon Road. Pullouts can be found on both sides of the road.
Wheeler Pass Road: 36.281614, -115.833319 From downtown Pahrump/State Route 160, head North onto Panorama Road. Turn right (West) onto Wheeler Pass Road, and continue for 10 miles. Pullouts can be found on both sides of the road.
Rules of the Road
US Forest Service - Spring Mountains NRA
2525 Kyle Canyon Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89124
BLM Field Office - Las Vegas
4701 North Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
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
- No camping is allowed within 300’ of water sources
- Recommended maximum group size: 12 members
- Camping is limited to 14 days in one location and no more than 90 days in a consecutive 12-month period
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Trail Users