Overton Trails, Valley Of Fire, North Muddy Mountains, Moapa Valley OHV Park
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Is it the hottest place on earth? Actually no, that's nearby Death Valley, but you get the point! This trail system sits on the scenic eastern boundary of the Valley of Fire about 45 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The riding area consists of one main easy loop and a handful of sandy side trails that wind through a chain of rock formations.
A massive amount of effort went into acquiring and managing these trails and you can read all about it at the main trailhead. If you pay attention you'll see some tarantulas, and maybe some desert big horn sheep or other desert wildlife, but perhaps most interesting thing to see are the petroglyphs. These primitive drawings can be found on the rock formations at few locations.
Overall, this is a fun place to camp, and a decent place to ride for beginners and tourists, with nothing too challenging on the main loop. (If you are going to play around in some of the brushy areas with deep sand and blind corners we recommend a whip flag.) If you are adventurous you can ride the ridgetop trails or ride from your campsite all the way into the town of Overton for supplies. Large ATV tour groups run through this area daily. ATV Tours Info...
From: Las Vegas, NV
1) Take I-15 North from Las Vegas approx 45 miles
2) Take Exit 93 (Overton/Logandale exit) to 169
3) Turn right (west) on Liston Ave (look for Chinese restaurant on right)
4) Turn right at the stop sign
5) Stay to the right until dirt road forces you across the tracks (to Pioneer Road)
6) Stay on this road as it winds up the canyon (2WD ok)
7) First staging area is about 1.5 miles in (trailhead) and has bathrooms, additional staging and camping ahead.
TYPE OF AREA
Trail, mix of sandy trails, small dunes & washes, gravel roads & trails
excellent scenery, petrglyphs, cool play areas, cool rock fornmations, big sandy berms, fun place to camp
not enough trails, not enough singletrack, not enough challenging terrain, big tarantulas
1-2 Days good for a weekend visit - not enough trails
Miles Of Trail
1100 to 2000 ft.
Not Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
many sand pits/washes/play areas
(hazards not marked)
mostly sandy trails & gravel roads/trails with a few dirtmounds, play areas, and some cool rock face sections (100%rock)