Elbow Canyon

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There are numerous ways to gain entry into the remote Grand Canyon-Parashant region. One of the most challenging is Elbow Canyon outside Mesquite, Nevada. This trail is ideal for those looking for an authentic 4x4 experience without needing a heavily modified vehicle. It climbs up from the flat dese... Read More
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Highlights of Elbow Canyon

Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
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Overland Category Icon Overland
Rock Category Icon Rock
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
6464 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
Elbow Canyon
Nearest Town
Mesquite
Nearest Services
Mesquite
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Arizona Strip Field Office

Overview

There are numerous ways to gain entry into the remote Grand Canyon-Parashant region. One of the most challenging is Elbow Canyon outside Mesquite, Nevada. This trail is ideal for those looking for an authentic 4x4 experience without needing a heavily modified vehicle. It climbs up from the flat desert through the very scenic Elbow Canyon within the Virgin Mountains. The trail passes a couple of primitive campsites, with the best being an old ranch that offers spectacular views of the valley below and room for a small group to relax under the stars. The trail continues to climb along narrow ledge switchbacks that expose even more impressive views of the desert below. Once you're over the pass, the route will connect you with 1004 Black Rock Mountain, where you'll have your choice of how to continue your memorable adventure within the Arizona Strip.

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