Old Spanish Trail

Las Vegas, Nevada (Clark County)

Last Updated: 01/05/2020
4 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 17.38 miles
Highest Elevation: 2833 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Las Vegas
Nearest Town w/ Services: Las Vegas
Official Road Name: Old Spanish Trail
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Las Vegas Office

Highlights

Highlight: Old Spanish Trail
More than 150 years ago, the Old Spanish Trail was the main commerce route between Sante Fe, New Mexico, and Los Angeles. It passed through the Las Vegas valley to take advantage of the natural springs but today there is very little left of the original route. In August 2001 three segments of the trail that ran through southern Nevada were placed on the National Register of Historic Places, marking the trail's historical significance. The northern section that is covered here and not recognized yet, is an excellent way to have an overlanding experience on a truly historic route. The trail travels from north Las Vegas all the way to the Valley of Fire Highway, accessing some remote and primitive camping along the way.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Travel on the gravel road toward the powerlines and over the railroad tracks.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Las Vegas, Nevada, Interstate 15

Head northeast on I-15 N 14.9 miles. Take exit 58 for State Hwy 604. Turn left onto NV-604 N/State Hwy 604 N/Las Vegas Blvd N. Travel 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Pabco Rd. Travel 3.8 miles, and turn left onto Old Spanish Trail Rd. The trailhead is at an intersection with a gravel road.

Camping

Dispersed

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Writer Information

Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

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