Lovell Summit Road

Pahrump, Nevada (Nye County)

Last Updated: 12/21/2019
4.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Highlight: Lovell Summit Road
The scenic Lovell Summit Road is a heavily used backcountry connector route between Lovell Canyon and Trout Canyon. There are many dispersed campsites along the route, and the road is a crucial connector for the continuous backcountry road system on the west side of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Follow the gravel road that crosses the bridge. You will notice some private residences to the north behind the "Do Not Enter" signs further up the asphalt surfaced road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Pahrump, NV

Lovell Summit Road runs generally east/west and can be accessed from Lovell Canyon, Trout Canyon, or by the backcountry connector Fenceline Road. From Lovell Canyon - The trailhead is at the northern terminus of Lovell Canyon Road and is located approximately 11.4 miles north of the intersection of Nevada Highway 160 and Lovell Canyon Road. From Trout Canyon - The trailhead is located approximately 7.6 miles east of the intersection of Nevada Highway 160 and Trout Canyon Road. From the southern terminus of Fenceline Road, the trailhead is approximately 3.0 miles east.



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Q: How about WIFI? I am working while boondocking and need WIFI connection....
–Cort (06/11/2021)
–Cort (06/21/2021)
–Brian Hoag (06/21/2021)

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Brian Hoag

Mapping Crew - Nevada

Brian has been 4 wheeling since 1976. He first learned at age 7 that "The best things in life are dirty" in a brand new 1958 Jeep FC-170 on his aunts Nebraska farm. That forward control pickup seemed like it would go anywhere and he was hooked, even though he didn't know it yet. Jump forward to 1972... Brian's first duty assignment in the US Air Force was as a vehicle operator assigned to the USAF Survival School at Spokane, Washington. Part of his duties required hauling equipment and transporting vehicles to a remote training area in northern Washington national forest locations, and he often would be asked to take radio equipment to a mountaintop radio antenna site. The road was awful, or at least seemed that way in a 1967 6 passenger Dodge Power Wagon with 45 lbs of pressure in the tires, but it also hooked Brian on backcountry 4x4 exploration. Brian's first 4x4 was a used '76 Ford F150 pickup. It didn't take very long to figure out that the long wheelbase of the pickup didn't work well on the narrow Colorado trails near his home, so he traded for a brand new 1983 Chevy Blazer S10. The S10 was a nice vehicle, but it wasn't a Jeep, and that was what Brian ultimately wanted. Well, it didn't take long to move over to the Jeep brand, and Brian has been the proud owner of 7 Jeeps of one sort or another over the years. Brian has been 4 wheeling from Mexico to Alaska. After moving from Colorado, he ended up in southern Nevada where his current home is completely surrounded by public lands with thousands of miles of back roads and trails to explore. He looks forward to sharing some of the best 4x4 trails in California's Death Valley National Park, and southern Nevada's mountain and desert locations
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