Placer Cove Road

Nelson, Nevada (Clark County)

Last Updated: 01/17/2019
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.51 miles
Highest Elevation: 985 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Nelson
Nearest Town w/ Services: Boulder City
Official Road Name: 47
Management Agency: US National Park Service
District: Lake Mead National Recreation Area


Highlight: Placer Cove Road
Placer Cove Road is a great run for those looking for a very short, easy relaxing drive with scenic views of the surrounding desert and mountains. The trail takes you across the desert to a cove along the Colorado River, giving you a great place for swimming or other water activities during the summer. Eagle Wash Road is connected/nearby to several trails that can be explored at the same time.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
This is the beginning of Placer Cove Road off of Eagle Wash Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Las Vegas

From Las Vegas, head south on Interstate 15 to Interstates 215 East and US-93 South/US-95 South towards Boulder City. Turn right/south on US 95 South before Boulder City. Turn left/southeast on NV 165 East. Follow NV 165 East past Nelson. Turn right/south onto Aztec Wash Road. Follow Aztec Wash Road for approximately 5.3 miles. Turn left/northeast to on Eagle Wash Road. Follow Eagle Wash Road for approximately 3.3 miles then turn right/south to follow Placer Cove Road.



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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.
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