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Mud Springs Loop Trail Map - in progress
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Mount Charleston Area, Lee Canyon

The Mud Springs Loop Trail is a 14.5-mile loop that starts from the Sawmill Trailhead along Lee Canyon Road and runs out to the northwest. I've not hiked this trail, but the map is accurate (USFS maps confirmed using aerial photos) except in the area around Waypoint (Wpt.) 25 where the trail is not visible on aerial photos. Waypoints 20 through 30 were chosen for strategic directions at places where the trail is visible on aerial photos.

Hikers should not expect to find water at Mud Spring, but those with 4WD vehicles could cache water near Wpt. 26 or Wpt. 27

Mud Springs Loop Trail Map

Note: Roads are black (solid = paved; dashed = unpaved). Trails and routes are red (solid = main; dashed = adjacent or alternate). Map based on USGS 7.5 minute topo map, which may have red grid lines and various numbers. North is at the top. Grid is UTM NAD27 CONUS. Wilderness Areas (boundaries solid green, fill light green) based on BLM data.

Table 1. Hiking Coordinates and Distances based on GPS Data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download hiking GPS waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Wpt. Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Elevation (ft) Point-to-Point Distance (mi) Cumulative Distance (mi) Verified
01 Sawmill Trailhead 621985 4023976 7,591 0.00 0.00 GPS
02 Trail Junction 621948 4023991 7,589 0.03 0.03 GPS
03 South-most Point 621644 4023727 7,688 0.33 0.36 GPS
04 Trail Junction 621664 4024228 7,667 0.35 0.71 GPS
10 Turn out of Wash 621393 4024316 7,757 0.21 0.92 GPS
11 Trail Junction 621609 4024436 7,829 0.16 1.08 GPS
20 Bend 621199 4025639 7,395 1.18 2.26 Aerial Photo
21 Bend 620294 4026186 7,316 0.93 3.19 Aerial Photo
22 Bend 619764 4025035 7,710 0.88 4.07 Aerial Photo
23 Trail Junction 619490 4025229 7,595 0.23 4.30 Aerial Photo
24 Saddle 617725 4025529 7,700 1.55 5.85 Aerial Photo
25 Trail Junction 617527 4025576 7,651 0.12 5.97 Aerial Photo
26 Fork in Road 617943 4027683 6,932 1.41 7.38 Aerial Photo
27 Depart Road 617990 4027590 6,955 0.08 7.46 Aerial Photo
28 Macks Canyon Wash 619798 4027420 6,962 2.24 9.70 Aerial Photo
29 Ridgeline 620921 4027396 6,913 1.17 10.87 Aerial Photo
30 Trail Junction 621837 4025901 7,419 1.44 12.31 Aerial Photo
12 Trail Junction 621916 4025168 7,654 0.48 12.79 GPS
11 Trail Junction 621609 4024436 7,829 0.65 13.44 GPS
10 Turn out of Wash 621393 4024316 7,757 0.16 13.60 GPS
04 Trail Junction 621664 4024228 7,667 0.21 13.81 GPS
03 South-most Point 621644 4023727 7,688 0.35 14.16 GPS
02 Trail Junction 621948 4023991 7,589 0.33 14.49 GPS
01 Sawmill Trailhead 621985 4023976 7,591 0.03 14.52 GPS

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