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Campsites -- Highway 318 at Timber Mountain Pass Road
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Basin and Range National Monument
Highway 318 at campsite access road (view N)


There are not yet any developed campgrounds in Basin and Range National Monument, in fact there are no facilities of any kind, but primitive camping is legal everywhere along existing roads and trails, and there are a number of traditional campsites scattered throughout and outside the National Monument.

The campsite along Highway 318 at Timber Mountain Pass Road is a traditional campsite that has space for several trailers and RVs and sometimes is used by 18-wheelers, but this site probably is more of a place to stop in the evening before moving deeper into the National Monument the next day. Campsites farther in have less traffic passing by (less dust; more privacy) and provide more prestine scenery.

Pack it in - Pack it out.

Link to map.

Turning onto campsite access road (view NE)

Getting to Camp

This campsite is located along Highway 318 at Timber Mountain Pass Road, but on the east side of the highway, northeast of Basin and Range National Monument, about 2-1/2 hours (156 miles) northeast of Las Vegas.

From Las Vegas, drive north on Interstate-15 for 21 miles to Highway 93. Drive north on Highway 93 past the towns of Alamo and Ash Springs to Highway 318. Turn left onto Highway 318 and drive north for 49.2 miles (just past mile marker LN-49) to Timber Mountain Pass Road on the left.

At Timber Mountain Pass Road, turn right (away from the national monument) onto the campsite access road and then drive northeast past the cattle guard. Immediately on the right, the road widens into a broad gravel parking area. I usually drive to the far side to ensure that I am a few yards farther from highway noises.

Campsite with Highway 318 in background (view W)
Campsite with Highway 318 in background (view SW)

Table 1. Highway Coordinates based on GPS data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Campsite GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft)
Hwy 318 Highway 318 at Timber Mtn Pass Rd Campsite 675402 4224703 38.15502 114.99812 5,427

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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