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Northshore Mile 18.2 Trailhead
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Mile 18.2 Trailhead
Mile 18.2 Trailhead
Northshore Road at Mile 18.2 Trailhead (view E)

Mile 18.2 Trailhead is located 18.2 miles out Northshore Road (0.2 miles past Mile Marker 18) in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, about 45 minutes northeast of Las Vegas on the north side of Lake Mead.

From town, drive out to Lake Mead. From the intersection of Northshore Road and Lakeshore Road (Table 1, Site 0654), drive north on Northshore Road for 18.2 miles to a pullout (Site 0804) on the north (left) side of the road. Park here; this is the trailhead. When traveling eastbound, be careful turning left into the pullout because the view is compromised by a curve in the road.

This trailhead provides access to Cottonwood Spring, Hamblin Peak, Razorback Wash South, Razorback Wash North, and Pinto Valley to the south, and the Bowl of Fire (Southwest) to the north.

Link to map.

Mile 18.2 Trailhead
Approaching pullout on left (watch for oncoming traffic!)
Mile 18.2 Trailhead
Pullout (view S towards Cottonwood Wash)
Mile 18.2 Trailhead
Start of trail into Cottonwood Wash (view S)
Mile 18.2 Trailhead
Pullout (view NW)
Mile 18.2 Trailhead
Pullout (view NW to Bowl of Fire)
Mile 18.2 Trailhead
Northshore Peak (view NE from pullout)

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

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft) Verified
0654 Lakeshore Rd at Northshore Rd 689139 3997939 36.10951 114.89872 1,545 Yes
0804 Northshore Rd at Mile 18.2 710770 4009701 36.21101 114.65542 1,909 Yes

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