Burro Wash Road

Boulder City, Nevada (Clark County)

Last Updated: 06/07/2020
4.3 / 5 ( 8 reviews )
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Information
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 12.09 miles
Highest Elevation: 2315 feet
Duration: About 2 hours, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Boulder City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Boulder City
Official Road Name: 60
Management Agency: US National Park Service
District: Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Highlights

Highlight: Burro Wash Road
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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Route Information

Technical Rating

( MODERATE - DIFFICULT )

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn left/east off of the paved Buchanan Blvd at the Mead substation. There is a large open area to air down and prepare for the trail. Don't take pictures of the substation or the security guards will come speak with you.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Las Vegas

From Las Vegas head southeast on Interstate 515/Hwy 93 towards Boulder City. After entering Boulder City, turn right/south on Buchanan Blvd. Drive south on Buchanan for approximately 3 miles. The road will turn left just before Mead Substation. The paved part of the road will end and will become dirt. This will become Burro Wash Road.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (17)

Questions & Answers (3)

Q: Does anybody think I can make it in a tundra 4x4?
–Jeff (03/23/2021)
–James and Mimi Nicholson (03/24/2021)
Q: Has anyone done this trail lately? Haven't seen any new reviews since July 19. Would like to go if it is open Thanks!
–Lance J (01/14/2019)
–James and Mimi Nicholson (01/16/2019)
Q: Anyone ever pull and get jet skis to Burro Wash?
–Mikee (08/26/2018)
–Brent (03/30/2021)
–James and Mimi Nicholson (08/28/2018)

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.