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

Great drive. Hiked calico trail

off road driving
11 days ago

entrance is a little long,like a pipeline road for about 8 miles but air down and you can handle the washboard at about 50mph making quick work of it. The rest of the trail is worth it. Great views thru black rock ending in a slot canyon not much wider than your vehicle for about 1.5 with walls above 100 feet. One way only.

This road is currently closed to all traffic. We parked and walked as far as we could but were stopped by ranger who would not let us go further. The fire damage is light but apparently there are guard rails that need to be replaced. Should be reopened in the Spring.

off road driving
20 days ago

This is a ONE WAY/ ONE DIRECTION trail. Keep in mind that you must enter the way described in this map. This was not clear to me, I thought I could run it in either direction and lost a lot of time on my trip. Very beautiful trail though, high clearance and 4x4 recommended

scenic driving
20 days ago

After taking the first Lehman Cave tour of the day (a wonderful 90 minutes), I navigated the 12-mile drive to the end of the road where the Wheeler Peak campground and Bristlecone/Alpine Lakes/Wheeler Peak trailheads are located at approximately 10,000 feet. Be sure to stop at both Mather and Peak Overlooks on the way up for spectacular views of Wheeler and Jeff Davis Peaks. There are also several other places to pull over that showcase the amazing scenery of the park and surrounding area. I was fortunate to visit in late September, just as many of the aspen trees were turning an amazing golden color...particularly in the vicinity of the beautiful Alpine Lakes Trail.

Fun to drive through.

scenic driving
26 days ago

I have been on each end of this stretch of scenic highway, both east of Reno and west from the Utah border/Great Basin National Park area. I have also driven the continuation of the Great Basin Highway (US-93) from the I-15 junction north of Las Vegas. I love driving the lonely open roads where you can see as far as the next mountain range!

scenic driving
1 month ago

$10 to get into this Nevada State Park. The scenic driving is great. Nice places to stop along the way and take photos.

scenic driving
1 month ago

If you visit Las Vegas, make sure you go to Red Rock and at least take the scenic drive. It is an amazing place to visit! The National Park America the Beautiful pass ($80/year for entrance to all national parks and monuments) gets you in for no additional cost. The visitors center is very helpful in suggesting trails to take if you are feeling like taking a hike. Nice areas to stop and take scenic photos.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Nice drive and multiple trails to enjoy

hiking
1 month ago

This wasn't an easy hike for us (family of 4, with a 4yr old and 9yr old). Maybe we are just out of shape but I would call it moderate, not easy. It started out easy enough but then goes straight up and is more like mountain climbing. We had to stop several times and there were younger (more in-shape) hikers that were stopped as well.

The trail is also very hard to find if you don't know the area. The map will take you to a closed off gate and Little Falls isn't even listed on the newer maps. You don't know if you are on the right trail until you are halfway there. We just followed the directions written by someone else on here and finally found it after about 10 minutes of driving back and forth and searching for "stairs".

Great fun. Easy, interesting and you can hike and walk as other people drive

hiking
1 month ago

Great park. Not to be missed if you have some extra time going to Zion from vegas

Visited the park on the way to Zion National Park and can honestly say I am very glad we did. The Valley of Fire SP does not disappoint. We were able to get in a couple of short rewarding hikes. The rock formations are very unique and interesting. Highly recommended.

Ok. So we drove this but however you take this trail just Do It. Incredible beauty. Leaves changing. Coolest rock faces. What a NV gem!!

off road driving
2 months ago

FANTASTIC drive. Im a solo female in my 2014 JK--a novice off road--and i did just fine, but I was concentrating deeply to make sure my tires werent sliced up on the rocks. Also, you have to mind the curves, not just the terrain. It takes about a 2.5 hours in total if you take your time and enjoy it. At an hour in, you begin switchbacking down and up multi-colored, jagged cliffs. This alone is worth the drive from pavement over uneven, rocky desert. Watch for Black-tailed Jackrabbits. The canyon itself is more dramatic than I'd expected and there are plenty of areas where you're the only thing fitting through. This was my 6th time to DV and I'm so thankful i was finally A) in the right kind of vehicle and B) there when it was open!

off road driving
2 months ago

For off road driving, it starts off easy, and gets a lot harder as you go in. I did it in a stock 2017 Tacoma TRD Sport with off road tires. 4 low was a must at some points, and the skid plate saw a little love. I’d recommend a high clearance vehicle to do this.

Shooting out there is a lot of fun and you can really get some range. Just be sure to contact the Kingman BLM office and make sure fire restrictions permit it, and learn the rules.

There are a lot of cool old mines out there to explore (at your own risk). The scenery is breathtaking, especially the sunrise/sunset. With minimal light pollution, the night sky are also beautiful. Oatman is a must for the end of your journey, especially if it is overnight. The food at the main restaurant there is amazing, and the AC is real cold.

Rattlesnakes are VERY common so watch your step. Wild burros are also very common out there. Both will leave you alone as long as you leave them alone.

I’d highly recommend carrying firearms out there. I ran in to some strange people out there who were also armed. You are responsible for your own safety out there, as no one is coming to save you in any sort of timely matter. A shotgun would also be helpful for rattlesnake emergencies, although killing them is an absolute last resort and also illegal. (every time I saw one, I just avoided that area)

Cell service is okay in some parts, but don’t rely on it. You need physical maps or a GPS, as the roads aren’t marked and near the end. It is VERY unclear what is a “road” and what it a wash that leads to a dead end. The app “viewranger” is very helpful to use as a guide on the go as to what’s a trial and what’s not.

All in all I’d HIGHLY recommend this route especially to be stretched out into a 2 day journey so you can experience the night sky, the amazing sunrises/sunsets and park your vehicle to wander the hills.

Great hike for kids with a little water fall at the top. My kids and two wiener dogs were able to do this hike with no problems. Beautiful views!

hiking
2 months ago

Great views! My daughters love climbing and playing with the red sand.

Great for a drive or getting off the blacktop and hiking round. Tranquil and perfect for seeing some geology that is completely unique even to a seasoned rock hound

scenic driving
2 months ago

CROWDED

Love my backyard.

off road driving
3 months ago

Definitely need an off roaring vehicle! Or something at least with high clearance. Once you start there’s no turning around.
One of my favourite places to date. Lots of wildlife and places to stop and do small hikes around. The old town is super cool too. Some people drive though it quickly, but honestly take your time and soak everything in. It’s gorgeous

there wasn't much to see.

nature trips
4 months ago

beautiful scenery. We saw 2 antelope in the road that refused to move and later We spotted a big horn sheep right off the road. We checked out several trails that day. Great for kids. Don't go midday summer, too hot.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike for a beginner. shaded, lots of plants and lovely butterflies around the water areas. There is a trickling waterfall and pool of water at the end.

4 months ago

Beautiful scenery just outside of Las Vegas. The park roads are in excellent condition and everything is well marked. There is a lot of variation in the rocks as you complete the loop. I would highly recommend for anyone!

scenic driving
4 months ago

This is actually the second time we did this drive. If you have the National Park Pass, it's free. If not, $15 (car). Entering by motorcycle, bike or foot all incur a cost as well. There are many hiking trails off this byway. Keep in mind it's open year round from 6am, closing between 5-8pm depending on the season. inside the park, there are several picnic areas and pit toilets. Bring plenty of water with you!

Though this area is mostly rock, don't feel that limits multiple visits. The last time we visited was on a November morning, this time a May morning. The lighting is different as per season, as well as different plants flowering. During this visit, we saw many different types of cactus we don't remember seeing in the fall.

hiking
4 months ago

We went on this trail yesterday close to 4pm. It was just the right length for my 10yr old and 6 yr old. We also brought along our 2 yr old. She was in the carrier on the way and walked the way back without much difficulty. Lots of shade. The kids really enjoyed the hike but were a little disappointed/ underwhelmed with the waterfall but we’re happy we could sit and have a snack by it before heading back to the car. We also picked up some of the trash but on one wanted to pick up the mangled diaper :-[ the older kids wanted to do another hike when it’s was done so it didn’t completely exhaust them.

Awesome short trail with a steady incline. To get to the trail, park in the upper parking lot and just follow the unmarked trail at the end that runs parallel to the road. As others have posted, the waterfall area is covered in graffiti. There are plenty of flowers on the way though and today threre are DOZENS of Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue. I thought they were the Mt. Charleston Blue, but realized they weren't after taking a closer look at my pictures. I saw more than a few Western Tiger Swallowtail and Carole's Silverspot, and one Nevada Admiral.
June 18, 2018.

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