Flat Top Mesa

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Located within the city of Mesquite, Nevada is an easily accessible 4x4 trail leading up to the summit of Flat Top Mesa. The extremely large mesa has vertical cliffs that tower 200 plus feet above the town below. The trail starts by winding it's way up a narrow sandy ledge before connecting to a lon... Read More
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Highlights of Flat Top Mesa

Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
Iconic Category Icon Iconic
Rock Category Icon Rock
Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
2585 ft
Shape of Trail
Loop
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
Flat Top Mesa
Nearest Town
Mesquite
Nearest Services
Mesquite
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Ely District Office

Overview

Located within the city of Mesquite, Nevada is an easily accessible 4x4 trail leading up to the summit of Flat Top Mesa. The extremely large mesa has vertical cliffs that tower 200 plus feet above the town below. The trail starts by winding it's way up a narrow sandy ledge before connecting to a long looping trail with numerous scenic vistas. The early scenic vistas allow you to see the entire town below and across the valley to the Virgin Mountains. The second half of the route easily travels out to cliff edges with incredible views of several other unique mesas poking out from the desert. The trail makes for a great way for travelers along I-15 to get off the pavement and catch a quick glimpse of this beautiful region of the Nevada desert.

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