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Mail Summit Road Campsite
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Mail Summit Road Campsite


There are no developed campgrounds in Basin and Range National Monument, in fact 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 the area.

The Mail Summit Road Campsite, outside the southeast edge of the National Monument on BLM land, appears to be designed as a place to turn around and park road grading equipment, but it has space for several trailers and RVs. For people with big RVs and long trailers, it might be better to camp here and enter the National Monument using Seaman Wash Road because Mail Summit Road gets steep and narrow climbing over the mountains.

While this site is scenic, it probably is more of a place to stop in the evening before moving into the National Monument the next day. For campers who like wide open spaces, grand scenery, and big starry nights, this is a good choice. Pack it in - Pack it out.

Link to map.

Mail Summit Road Campsite

Getting to Camp

The Mail Summit Road Campsite is located outside the southeast edge of Basin and Range National Monument, about 1-3/4 hours 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 9.4 miles to Mail Summit Road on the left.

Turn left onto Mail Summit Road and drive northwest 0.4 miles to the campsite, on the right.

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

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft)
Mail Summit Mail Summit Road at Parking Area 657607 4169029 37.75104 115.13098 4,255

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