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Gold Butte Back Country OHV Byway

HARD 13 reviews

Gold Butte Back Country OHV Byway is a 89.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bunkerville, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 89.3 miles Elevation Gain: 6,958 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

ohv / off road driving




off road driving
no shade
5 months ago

We did this trail last weekend (April 2019) after seeing description of trail as difficult, we were expecting some fun. This road has been graded recently, and could travel at a very fast clip. Even if there were washouts, we did not see anywhere that would ever be deemed much more than easy. The views and landscape where awesome. The trail is definitely worthwhile. Just don’t go expecting any challenging driving, that part is borderline boring.

off road driving
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ran the offroad trail as marked adding in slight detours to Devil's Throat sinkhole, and up Mud Wash Road to Little Finland before hooking into Gold Butte Wash Road around the butte and hooking back into the New Gold Butte Road. Very scenic drive, New Gold Butte Road itself is in excellent condition that most any vehicle could traverse, the other wash roads had some deep sand/mud, minor steps, and very rocky in parts as most washes are. Nothing high clearance can't handle, 4X helpful but not necessary. Highly recommend the detour to Little Finland which is beautiful red rock ridge with spring flowing out and palm trees growing into the ridge, very scenic and peaceful. Plenty of hiking opportunities throughout the drive and many more roads to explore if you have the gas for it.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New to the area, I was unloading my CAN AM at the paring area and a man was unloading too. He came over and ask if I was alone and I said yes . He invited me to ride with his group. This was a great trip with all types of roads and trails. Posted 89.5 miles on my trip meter Saw many different types of rock formations, petroclips even a giant sink hole 5 stars for off roading.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Must have high clearance vehicle. 4WD helps. Hiking part is mostly easy. Scenery, vistas, red barrel cactus, Joshua Trees, colorful sandstone and petroglyphs are a wonder. Large variety of desert adapted plants (wildflowers) to see.

off road driving
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Great area, however it was hard to find some of the petroglyphs. No signage for roads or directions to petroglyphs. We did a lot of searching on-line to find areas. I recommend a GPS.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Read the first sentence in the author's description...and then forget it! This is neither a slot canyon nor does it end on a beach. The name of the hike is an accurate description and it is pretty hike until the end. It is more than 4 miles to Lake Mead (in fact you won't even see the lake until 4 1/2 miles, then you have another mile to get there!) When you get there you will find a huge, overgrown mud flat instead of a beach. It is still a good hike and very pretty but I wouldn't waste my time hoofing that last mile unless you really enjoy dodging flies, cattle dung and mud.

6 months ago

off road driving
9 months ago

off road driving
10 months ago

off road driving
Saturday, August 04, 2018

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

off road driving
Monday, December 11, 2017

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