|Highest Elevation:||6799 feet|
|Duration:||About 1 hour 10 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Out & Back|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town:||Las Vegas|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Las Vegas|
|Official Road Name:|
|Management Agency:||Desert National Wildlife Refuge|
A Short road off of Mormon Well road located in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge that climbs from the valley floor into the pines at the top and ends with a great campground. One of the camp sites has a nice view of the desert below. There are multiple weather stations to explore. Plenty of hiking options from the campground, including a trail to Sheep Peak.
Dirt road. Rutted, washes, or gulches. Water crossings up to 6" depth. Passable mud. Grades up to 10 degrees. Small rocks or holes. 4WD recommended but 2WD possible under good conditions and with adequate ground clearance and skill. No width problems for any normal vehicle. Vehicle passing spots frequently available if less than two vehicles wide.Read more about our rating system
Approximately 15.1 miles on Mormon Well Road will lead to the turn for Pine Nut Road. It is on the left/west side of the road and has a very visible sign. For further information on Mormon Well and how to get to the trailhead, click on the link: http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/985-mormon-well-road
Here are some examples of the desert landscape to be seen from the trail.
Just off the road, to the right/east is a weather monitoring station.
Just off the road to the right/east is a small somewhat flat area that can be used for camping.
Off to the left/west of the road is the remnants of an older weather station.
Off to the left/west of the road is the remnants of another older weather station.
Just off the road, to the right/east is another weather monitoring station.
Just after passing the weather station in the trees, the road opens up into a multiple spot camping area and is the end of the trail. There some nice views to be seen of the mountains and the plains below. The area can fit 5 vehicles and tents easily.
Trailhead Coordinates: 36.501590, -115.165215