South Branch Wheeler Pass Road

Pahrump, Nevada (Clark County)

Last Updated: 04/28/2019
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 7.62 miles
Highest Elevation: 4725 feet
Duration: About 25 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Pahrump
Nearest Town w/ Services: Pahrump
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Management Agency: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
District: Spring Mountains National Recreation Area


Highlight: South Branch Wheeler Pass Road
South Branch Wheeler Pass Road is a scenic off-road trail branching off of Wheeler Pass Road, just north of Pahrump in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The trail gives you a choice of a different start point or end point when entering the Recreation Area from Pahrump and offers views of the surrounding desert landscape.


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Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Las Vegas, Nevada

Drive north on Interstate 15. Depending on your location on Interstate 15, there are 2 options. The first option is to take US 95 North towards Reno. If further north, the second option is to take County Road 215 West. If choosing the second option, continue on County Road 215 West and take the exit onto US 95 North. Continue on US 95 North until the Cold Creek Road exit. Turn left/southwest. At approximately 13 miles, the Cold Creek road will bend to the left. Wheeler Pass Road trailhead will be on the right. Follow Wheeler Pass Road for approximately 20 miles and the trail will be on the left/south.



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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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