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Scanlon Road - Northbound
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Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road
Top of Scanlon Dugway (view NE; note road at base of hill)

Overview

Scanlon Road, also called Scanlon Ferry Road and Scanlon Bay Road, is located out at the far southwest end of Gold Butte. The road, which runs from the historic Gold Butte Townsite to the historic Scanlon Ferry Colorado River Crossing (now the edge of Lake Mead), traverses spectacular country and the oh-my-God Scanlon Dugway. This is an historic land with a whole lot of grand scenery.

Most of the road is fairly smooth and without too many rocks. Northern portions of the road are passable in a 2WD high-clearance vehicle, but farther south, it becomes safer in a 4WD vehicle because the road runs in a wash and was completely washed out and parts are a bit sandy. Scanlon Dugway is reported (Feb 2015) to be suitable only in ATV-type vehicles or on foot.

The road is described in detail southbound, including a description, maps, and GPS coordinates.

Scanlon Road
Fork: Scanlon Rd stays straight to go up wash (view N)
Scanlon Road
Alternative, washed out road. Not Scanlon Rd (view W)
Scanlon Road
Dropping into wash to head upstream (view N)
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road in Twin Springs Wash (view N to Rattlesnake Peak)
Scanlon Road
Twin Springs Wash, below Nevada Mica Mine on hillside
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road approaching Lakeside Mine Road (view N)
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road at Lakeside Mine Road (view N)
Scanlon Road
Rattlesnake Peak in the distance (view SE)
Scanlon Road
Rattlesnake Peak in the distance (view SE)
Scanlon Road
Driving out late, visitors might see this!
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Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road, approaching Catclaw Wash Road (view W)
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road: unburned on left, burned on right
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road: unburned on left, burned on right
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road at Cedar Basin Road (view NE)
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road passing Cedar Basin Road (view NE)
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Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road at side road left
Scanlon Road
Possible grave site (view N from road)
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Possible grave site (view S towards road)
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Scanlon Road at side road right
Scanlon Road
Evening light entering Gold Butte (view NE)
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road at side road right
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road at side road right
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road at side road right
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road entering the "Gold Butte Townsite" area
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road approaching Gold Butte Townsite, proper
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road at Gold Butte Road-Red Bluff Spring Road (view NE)
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Scanlon Road sign at Gold Butte Road-Red Bluff Spring Road
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road at Gold Butte Townsite Road-West
Scanlon Road
Scanlon Road at Gold Butte Road-Red Bluff Spring Road (view NE)

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
copyright; Last updated 170905

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