Burro Wash Road

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4.3/5 (19 reviews)
Boulder City, Nevada (Clark County)
Last Updated: 06/07/2020

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Burro Wash, located just south of Boulder City is a 4x4 trail that ends in a cove on the Colorado River. This trail is perfect during the Summer, as a get away from the heat for some relaxation and water activities. This scenic route follows a dirt and rock trail that initially runs along the power lines before passing through Black Canyon and traveling down a wash. This trail will have some minor washed out areas, slightly off camber spots, and minor fun rocky obstacles. Bring your food, drinks, shade tents, trunks and inflatables.

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4.3/5 (19)
Visited: 03/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Just did a pre run of this for when I have some guests coming next month. It's a rough road (ie, not fast) but I'd call it a 2 until maybe the very last drop into the wash... that I could call a 3.. if that. Took about an hour from start to river. Pretty unexceptional run except for the end. Having a nice cool river to cool down is certainly a pay off.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This was a fun trail that gets better the closer you get to the river. Starts off in the desert running power line trails then descends some switchbacks and runs through a wash. The last descent leads through a canyon and ends at the Colorado River. Only a few others at the river when I got there. Great place to stop and relax before heading back.
Trail Review: Burro Wash Road - Todd Harkins
Visited: 07/05/2021

Definitely not a difficult trail anymore. A two would be pushing the rating. Great ending at the cove. Worth the visit to go BBQing and to spend 3+ hours at water.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/07/2021

An update: as of 4/06/21. Someone apparently used a tracked vehicle and graded the entire trail. The link is to a video by a local wheeler. Lot's of local folks upset as the more challenging areas of the trail have been wiped out.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/03/2021

Our little off road group hit this trail today. One Gladiator sport 37" tires and 3.5 lift. A JKU 35" tires and 3 lift, a stock 2 door Jl sport and a Tacoma trd 4x4. You can divide the trail in 3 parts, a easy part more or less the first half of the trail, a rocky part that you will need some clearance and a "difficult " part at the end that for sure you need LOW 4WD and a spotter if you are stock. But nothing impossible, is a fun trail to do specially if you have , or your friends, stock 4WD cars. An advice, look for the pointy rocks all over the trail.

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