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Mud Wash North Road - Northbound

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Mud Wash North Road
Mud Wash North Road
Mud Wash Road at Mud Wash North Road (view E)

Overview

The Mud Wash North Road is located out in Gold Butte, northeast of Las Vegas. This road runs 3 miles between Gold Butte Road and Mud Wash Road, traversing spectacular country along the way. Mud Wash North Road is part of the Gold Butte Backcountry Byway, provides access to Little Finland, Red Rock Spring, the Red Bluff Spring area, and the Lime Canyon Wilderness Area.

As described here in pictures, the road starts along Mud Wash Road and runs northeast to intersect Gold Butte Road. For details of the road, including GPS waypoints and views of the road when driving in the other direction, see Mud Wash North Road - South Bound.

Link to Road Map.

Mud Wash North Road
Designated Route sign near start of Mud Wash North Rd (view NE)

Watch Out

Other than the standard warnings about the desert, ... this is a wild and remote area 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 even two or more days if you get off the main road.

The road is mostly gravel and passable in a 2WD high-clearance vehicle (assuming dry conditions), but it would be safer to have a 4WD because you just never know when a bit of deep gravel is going to suck you down. A few spots are rocky.

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.

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Mud Wash North Rd (view N)
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Mud Wash North Rd (view NE)
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Mud Wash North Rd (view NE)
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Side road to the right off Mud Wash North Rd (view E)
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Mud Wash North Road approaching Gold Butte Road (view E)
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Mud Wash North Road approaching Gold Butte Road (view E)
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Mud Wash North Road at Gold Butte Road (view E)
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Gold Butte Road sign (view E)
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Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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