Alamo Road

5/5 (5 reviews)
Las Vegas, Nevada (Clark County)
Last Updated: 08/31/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

A nice trail drive-through allows the driver to experience the desert scenery in the National Desert Wildlife Refuge, just outside of Las Vegas. Multiple opportunities exist to explore other trails going into the canyons and mountains, making this an excellent area for a weekend getaway. Because there is unrestricted camping in the area, it is a great place for campers to get to higher elevations to decrease/escape the heat from the Vegas Valley.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail run that starts at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and ends at the town of Alamo approximately 70 miles away. For this run description, we did an out and back ending at the 30 mile marker. The road consists mostly of dirt and gravel that is passable in a 2WD vehicle with high clearance. There are some spots where 4WD is preferable and may be needed depending on recent and/or current weather conditions. Cellphone service was not available for most of the trip. We currently use Verizon. As always, please tread lightly. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

Trail Reviews

5/5 (5 reviews)
Status: Open
Visited: 08/15/2020

A nice day trail for stock vehicles. the beginning is a little wash-boarded with some decent whoop de dos. once the road turns north it flattens out with the occasional rocky patches. drove all the way down to cabin springs rd junction. we did venture further up Alamo rd till we hit the 'poof dirt'. while it seemed pretty solid underneath. we opted to turn around as we were traveling solo. plan to make a future trip to explore cabin springs rd. there is a trail to the left that leads to another part of the dry lake bed that we ventured down. looks like it may have been an old military training road. the road looks like it goes straight across the lake bed.
Trail Review: Alamo Road - Dan DeValk
Trail Review: Alamo Road - Dan DeValk
James and Mimi Nicholson
Official Crew
5150
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/06/2019

My nephew flew into Vegas from Denver, Colorado and wanted to see the desert. I could not think of a better way to show him the desert than to take him offroading. One of the best ways to show him some great trails, different vegetation and some of the wildlife, was to take him on a tour of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge just north of Las Vegas. The weather was 10-15 degrees cooler and there was no one else on the trails. He had a great time, especially when I let him drive a portion of a trail. Alamo Road was open and in good condition. The weather was sunny with scattered clouds with a temperature in the mid 90's. It is a great, easily driven trail that lets you access other trails with nice secluded camping areas while sharing some great views of the surrounding desert. The visitor center can provide information about the wildlife and desert landscape.
Trail Review: Alamo Road - James and Mimi Nicholson
Trail Review: Alamo Road - James and Mimi Nicholson
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Brian Hoag
Official Crew
1600
Status: Open
Visited: 09/16/2018

This was a great day in the desert! I took a trip with the "Desert Wranglers" Jeep club out of Henderson from the visitor center for the Desert National Wildlife Refuge visitor center to the Parangat National Wildlife Refuge visitor center... about 80 miles, and we went up two of the side canyon roads... Dead Horse Road, and Cabin Springs Road which is well to the north of Sheep Pass. If you continue north of Sheep pass, be aware that the dry lake is perhaps the dustiest and deepest powder dirt I've driven through... well over 2 miles of really soft stuff. The road surface was rough, but not washboard. The speed limit is 25MPH according to the signs, but it's hard to maintain such a slow speed as many sections of the road are really pretty good and it's easy to let your speed creep up. Lot's of camping opportunities for those looking for a remote experience... room for RVs if you're adventurous.
Trail Review: Alamo Road - Brian Hoag
Trail Review: Alamo Road - Brian Hoag
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James and Mimi Nicholson
Official Crew
5150
Status: Open
Visited: 04/17/2016

Mimi and I decided to get out of town for the day and check on the status of a few trails. We have had a lot of rain lately and wanted to make sure the trails were not damaged or closed due to the weather. So, we headed for the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and hit the trails for a fun day exploring the area.
Trail Review: Alamo Road - James and Mimi Nicholson
Trail Review: Alamo Road - James and Mimi Nicholson
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James and Mimi Nicholson
Official Crew
5150
Status: Open
Visited: 11/22/2015

Revisited Alamo Road for a nice scenic drive on a beautiful sunny winter day in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. A great trip to take some fantastic pictures of the desert landscape and vegetation, see some wildlife and get away from the city. It appears that some of the roads have been graded recently which made for a relaxing drive.
Trail Review: Alamo Road - James and Mimi Nicholson
Trail Review: Alamo Road - James and Mimi Nicholson
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