Bull Valley Road

Beaver Dam, Nevada (Washington County)

Last Updated: 02/13/2021
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Highlight: Bull Valley Road
Bull Valley Road can be your gateway to all sorts of desert adventures. This easy crushed gravel road travels from the southwestern corner of Utah, far out into the Nevada desert. The route easily allows access to rock climbing, hiking, and remote primitive camping. You travel through the 63,000 acre Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area where you'll drive through a harsh desert landscape covered in Joshua trees, creosote bush, white bursage, and other desert shrubs that provide a habitat for desert bighorn sheep and the Mojave Desert tortoise. The route is long and connects with other truly remote trails that will take you far away from any signs of civilization. Since the introduction of cattle grazing, non-native grasses have spread across the area, forever altering the landscape. Wildfires are rare occurrences in the Mojave Desert region, so these changes led to fires in 1993, 2005, and 2006. Some of the large Joshua tree forests were lost, however, this route travels through a section that has been able to survive. The trees create a densely packed forest; most of them are massive, growing as tall as 49 feet. They can live for hundreds of years; some specimens survive a thousand years
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