Gass Peak Road

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Las Vegas, Nevada (Clark County)
Last Updated: 01/16/2019

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Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
Overland Category Icon Overland
Rock Category Icon Rock
Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Gass Peak Road is a great day trip through the Desert National Wildlife Refuge with beautiful desert and mountain landscapes. This trail will loop behind the Gass Peak mountain range and finish in North Las Vegas with spectacular views the Vegas Valley and the world famous Las Vegas Strip. If one is inclined, there is an option to hike to Gass Peak, one of the highest summits in the Vegas area for a breathtaking view of Las Vegas. There is also an underground cave to explore if you are brave enough. Plenty of small wildlife to be seen while driving this trail. This is a fairly easy and relaxing trail ride on a mostly dirt and gravel road.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Gass Peak Road located in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge is a fairly easy trail. It consists mostly of a dirt road with small to medium size gravel. There are portions where the gravel is quite thick. Parts of the road are littered with medium sized rocks. 2WD high clearance vehicle should be able to do this trail, but it is recommended to have 4WD. Especially for thick gravel and wash outs after rain. Cellphone service was available for some of the trip. We currently use Verizon. As always, please tread lightly. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

Trail Reviews

Visited: 04/07/2021

This an easy 3 to 3 1/2 hour round trip of approximately 17 miles one way. The reward for going all the way to the southern end is a unique view of the Las Vegas skyline. This day the road was in good condition and the temperature was in the low 80's. Cell phone coverage existed for most of the trip with AT&T service. The climb and descent in elevation is very gentle. Spectacular mountain formations are present along the road. We stayed in 2 wheel high for most of the trip, but did use 4 wheel high in numerous locations. The road is well marked, but their are a couple of Y intersections where a map was very helpful.
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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: Gass Peak Road - James and Mimi Nicholson
Trail Review: Gass Peak Road - James and Mimi Nicholson
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