Rainbow Gardens and Lava Butte Loop

Las Vegas, Nevada (Clark County)

Last Updated: 12/28/2019
3.3 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Highlight: Rainbow Gardens and Lava Butte Loop
Approximately 30 minutes from Las Vegas and located in the Sunrise Management Area, the Rainbow Gardens and Lava Butte loop is a scenic trail will allow for an enjoyable and relaxing drive. Along the trail, scenic views of the Lava Butte which is made of volcanic rock can be seen. As you continue on the trail, views of the southern part of the Vegas valley, Henderson and the Las Vegas strip can be seen. On the return part of the loop, you will be able to enjoy the scenery of the Rainbow Gardens road which is comprised or red, tan and white hills.


Route Information

Technical Rating

( EASY )

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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
As soon as you turn off of Lake Mead Blvd, there is a large flat area with plenty of room to prepare for the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Las Vegas

From Las Vegas, take the Interstate 15 North. Take the Lake Mead exit and head east. Approximately 13 miles from Interstate 15. The trailhead is unmarked. Turn right/southwest.



Trail Reviews (9)

Questions & Answers (2)

Q: Hello , website is awesome We want to drive our RZR Side by sides on this trail . Is that any restrictions posted No ATV --NO Utv - No SXS ?? please advise I hate getting in trouble. thank you Steve
–steve keane (12/26/2018)
–James and Mimi Nicholson (12/31/2018)
Q: Is this a good trail to start teaching someone how to Off Road.
–Josh (09/17/2017)
–James and Mimi Nicholson (09/19/2017)

Writer Information

James and Mimi Nicholson

Mapping Crew - Nevada

We are James and Mimi Nicholson, married for 19 years, living in Nevada. We are not new to Off-roading; having owned Jeeps for 18 years. We started with a 1979 CJ-5. Other 4 wheel vehicles owned include CJ-7, Cherokees, Grand Cherokee and a Liberty. We like to overland, camp, whitewater raft and kayak. We have been off-roading in Oregon, Washington, Georgia, South Carolina, California, Arizona, Utah, Louisiana, Texas and Nevada Our focus while off-roading is safety, treading lightly and simply enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Our current rig: 2015 Jeep Wrangler JKU Tank Rubicon. AEV 3.5" lift with 315/75/16 GY Duratracs with level 8 Tracker wheels. C gussets, control arm skids, ACE rock sliders, Engo 10,000 winch, OR-Fab tire/can carrier. M.O.R.E. skid plate, Gobi stealth roof rack. S-pod. ARB OBA. Adams front and rear drive shafts.
For individual use only, not to be shared.