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Nellis Dunes

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Alt Names Apex, Las Vegas Dunes
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

Located just off the highway in the outskirts of Las Vegas, this open area is easy to get to. The terrain is actually more of a mix of hard pack and loose dry dirt on endless rolling hills, and there are not as many actual sand dunes as the name implies, but there are some (south). This is a good practice spot for Las Vegas locals or family day trips.

Riders should use some extra caution because the area has a lot of rider traffic on weekends, many novices, and countless jumps and intersecting trails. This area offers no services, no shade and is primarily a day use area. There is currently a Clark County proposal for a development project to create a designated OHV area at Nellis Dunes in order to accomodate the massive demand for off-road motorcycle recreation opportunities in the Las Vegas area. For more information visit the Clark County website.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Las Vegas, NV
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From: Las Vegas, NV
1) I-15 north from Las Vegas to exit 58 (Apex)
2) Right off ramp onto 604 south (Las Vegas Blvd)
3) Immediate left into parking area.
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail, Dunes, Gravel Pit, mixed terrain/open play area/dunes
Land BLM
QUALITY
Pros easy to get to, close to town for Las Vegas locals, generally open
(ride whenever you want)
Cons busy, crowded, terrain is not that great
Rating Rating    Fair    
Recommended Stay Half Day
TERRAIN
Square Miles 9
Miles Of Trail 9
Climate Type Desert
Elevation 2200 to 2200 ft.
Trail Maintenance Not Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose Dirt This OHV area has little loose dirt.Little
Hard Pack The OHV area has some hard pack terrain.Some
Sand This OHV area has some sandy areas.Some
Mud The OHV area has little mud after it rains.Little
Dust The OHV area has mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
Rocks This OHV area has some rocks.Some
Trees The OHV area has no trees.None
Steep Hills This OHV area has many steep hills.Many
Water Crossings The OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small Jumps This OHV area has many small jumps.Many
Large Jumps This OHV area has few large jumps.Few
Berms The OHV area has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel Pits This BLM land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single Track This BLM land has few single track trails.Few
Roads This BLM land has no roads.None
Intersections This OHV area has many intersections.Many
Rider Traffic The BLM land has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
Shade This BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/Gunfire This BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
Hazards This OHV area has few hazards.Few (hazards not marked)
many intersections, high traffic
Easy Terrain Novice This OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This OHV area has little expert terrain.Little
Comment open play area
MX TRACK Motocross Track
Features Public
Max Engine Size No Maximum
Min Engine Size No Minimum
Comment one motorcross track, sandy, lots of whoops
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes NVOHV sticker required
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes
Whip Flags Not Required Safety Flags Recommended
Maximum Vehicle Width No Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Bicycles No Restriction Not Recommended
too much ATV traffic
Hiking No Restriction Not Recommended
Horseback No Restriction Not Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction Not Recommended
(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Permitted
Alcohol No Restriction
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Some Areas
Emergency / Law Enforcement Few/Periodic
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.
Comment high traffic, many intersections
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
Comment no fees/no services
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (SW) North Vista Hospital (702) 649-7711
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (SW) Petro Stopping Center (702) 644-0510
Diesel Diesel 1-5 Miles (SW) Petro Stopping Center (702) 644-0510
Potable Water Water 1-5 Miles (SW) Hitchin' Post RV Park and Saloon (888) 433-8402
RV Hookups RV Hookup 1-5 Miles (SW) Hitchin' Post RV Park and Saloon (888) 433-8402
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 1-5 Miles (SW) Petro Stopping Center (702) 644-0510
Primitive Camping Campground On Site primitive camping, no services
Convenience Store Conv Store 1-5 Miles (SW) Petro Stopping Center (702) 644-0510
Swimming Swim Area 30+ Miles (SE) Boulder Beach (702) 293-8990
Body of Water Water Body 20-30 Miles (S) Lake Mead
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (SE) Hemenway Cove Boat Ramp (702) 293-3484
CONTACTS
Contact Info BLM - Southern Nevada District Office
4701 North Torrey Pines
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 515-5000
www.blm.gov
Contact Info Nevada OHV Sticker Info
nvohv.com
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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Nellis Dunes OHV Area

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Nellis Dunes OHV Area

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