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Backroads Around Las Vegas

Backroads Around Las Vegas provides information on off-highway driving adventures. Driving in the desert is fun, but it carries special risks. Always carry water, take the 10 Essentials, tell someone where you are going, tread lightly on this fragile land, and please respect the wilderness and the other people out there. Road conditions change with the weather, so always use your own good judgement.

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Wilderness Areas Around Las Vegas
We don't drive in our wilderness areas, but we have some "wilderness quality" roads.
Basin and Range
Basin and Range
With 700,000 acres and a long history of ranching, backroad enthusiasts will find endless miles of dirt roads.
death valley national park
Death Valley National Park
Many old roads in this historic mining area.
desert national wildlife range
Desert National Wildlife Range
Two main dirt roads and several side roads provide access to the farthest reaches of this huge and spectacular wildlife refuge.
gold butte region
Gold Butte National Monument
Gold Butte is wild and remote with a wonderland of old roads.
lake mead nra
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
A plethora of backroads provide access to the far reaches of the Recreation Area and adjacent BLM lands.
mojave national park
Mojave National Preserve
Lots of old roads, including the historic Mojave Road.
Mt. Charleston
Mt. Charleston Area
A number of backroads provide access to the far reaches of the Spring Mountains.
red rock canyon nca
Red Rock Canyon NCA
The Scenic Loop Road is designated as a Backcountry Byway, and dirt roads provide access for hikers and mountain bikers.
sloan canyon
Sloan Canyon NCA
Quick access to miles of hiking on the edge of town. Roads around the edges provide hiking access.
other areas
Other Areas
There are so many backroads around Nevada that nobody could ever drive them all.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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