White Rock Road

5/5 (3 reviews)
Las Vegas, Nevada (Clark County)
Last Updated: 07/06/2019

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White Rock Road located in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. This short trail is an easy drive up to a flat camping that can easily fit 5-8 vehicles and tents in the area with fantastic views of the desert valley and an entrance for hiking into the White Rock Canyon.

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5/5 (3)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/30/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great time out in the desert! It seemed like there had been a wash go through the trail, possibly with recent rains that brought some rocks onto the road, however it is pretty simple to navigate. We saw a downed cactus as well around halfway through, but the trail was wide enough for the Forester to go around it. This is doable with a 2WD, however I'd say that if you don't have good clearance, go slow and be careful of rocks sticking up too high. I have 9.2 inches of clearance and the skid plate took 2-3 decent little hits (could have been avoided if I was paying a bit more attention). We camped at the site at the end of the trail and the views were beautiful! It did get down to below freezing at night and we did get hit with some hail but overall it was an awesome time!
Official Crew
Visited: 07/06/2019

My nephew flew into Vegas from Denver, Colorado and wanted to see the desert. I could not think of a better way to show him the desert than to take him offroading. One of the best ways to show him some great trails, different vegetation and some of the wildlife, was to take him on a tour of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge just north of Las Vegas. The weather was 10-15 degrees cooler and there was no one else on the trails. He had a great time, especially when I let him drive a portion of a trail. White Rock Road was open and in good condition. The weather was sunny with scattered clouds with a temperature in the mid-'90s. It is a short, great, easily driven trail that lets you access a camping area and White Rock Canyon hiking entrance while sharing some great views of the surrounding desert.
Official Crew
Visited: 04/17/2016

Mimi and I decided to get out of town for the day and check on the status of a few trails. We have had a lot of rain lately and wanted to make sure the trails were not damaged or closed due to the weather. So, we headed for the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and hit the trails for a fun day exploring the area.

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