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Willow Wash Corral
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Willow Wash Corral
Willow Wash Corral

Overview

Willow Wash Corral is an historic corral built by ranchers long ago. The wooden corral is weathering, but this site makes for an interesting place to visit and gain a glimpse into the ranching history in our region. This site also makes for a nice, isolated and quiet campsite (but bring your own firewood).

This land has been drying out since before settlement times and the ranchers are moving north, so please tread lightly on this historic site. With climate change, it is unlikely we will ever see this corral rebuilt.

This is not a destination, but for visitors this far south in Gold Butte National Monument, it is an interesting site to poke around.

Link to map.

Willow Wash Corral

Watch Out

Other than the standard warnings about driving in the desert, ... this site is pretty safe, but watch for detached barbed wire as it can create a tripping hazard, and watch for rusty nails.

This is wild and remote country without services of any kind (no restrooms, no water, no gas, no food). Bring what you need to survive. Be prepared and be self-reliant. It is a big place and someone will find you eventually if you stay on a main road, but be prepared to survive alone for a day or two, or even longer on side roads. Consider signalling the tourist helicopters that traverse the area coming and going from the Grand Canyon.

While out, please respect the land and the other people out there, and try to Leave No Trace of your passage. Also, this is a remote area, so be sure to bring the 10 Essentials.

Willow Wash Corral

Getting to Willow Wash Corral

Willow Wash Corral is located out in Gold Butte National Monument at the northeast end of Lake Mead, about 4-1/2 hours northeast of Las Vegas in a wild, remote, and scenic area.

From Las Vegas, drive out the paved Gold Butte Road 21 miles to Whitney Pocket. Continue south on the unpaved Gold Butte Road 20 miles to Gold Butte Townsite.

From the townsite, Scanlon Road is the main road running southwest. Drive south on Scanlon Road 7.1 miles to Willow Wash Corral (Table 1, Site 1723), on the left.

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

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft) Verified
1723 Scanlon Rd at Corral 746751 4011415 36.21794 114.25502 2,962 Yes

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