Explore the most popular trails in Mormon Mountains Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

From rolling bajadas speckled with cholla, yucca and Joshua trees, to intricately carved canyons forested with pinyon pine and juniper, and jagged mountain peaks topped with stands of old-growth ponderosa pine. Each landscape contains inspiring beauty and jaw-dropping surprises. The various climates and elevations in these areas provide important habitat for a wide spectrum of wildlife. The low elevations provide habitat for the desert tortoise, the banded Gila monster, the white bearpoppy, Clark mountain agave, desert banded gecko, the sidewinder and the long-nosed leopard lizard. Higher in the mountains, it

6 months ago

great pictographs, very unusual - isolated, joshua trees nearby are pretty when in bloom

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

To find the access road to Hackberry Springs Road, go to mm 100 on I-15, 22 miles south of Mesquite, Nevada. Take the frontage road north. There is a BLM sign at the HB road left turn, but the sign is down. Go left to the trail head. The BLM informational sign says to follow the wash to the springs. Look for the petroglyphs on the left wall of the first narrow canyon. Follow the wash UNTIL IT GOES UP THE RIGHT CANYON. DON'T GO UP THE RIGHT CANYON! We did and lost 1 hour. Stay left and pick up the road that is due north right off the wash. We followed the road to the end after we returned from the detour, but never found the cement tanks. They were 30 feet up and to the right after we came to the end of the road. I don't know if they have water in them because we never found them. What we did see were the petroglyphs and three Bighorn Sheep: two rams and a doe. The hiking is difficult due to the "wash walking". This was not the prettiest hike, and not finding the cement tanks were frustrating.