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Cold Creek

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Alt Names

Wheeler Pass, Spring Mountains

Last Known StatusOpen

Located near Las Vegas, Nevada, this area is open to all vehicle types and offers miles of desert trails that sprawl throughout the Spring Mountains. Terrain mainly consists of rocky ATV and jeep trails, sand and gravel washes along with panoramic mountain views. Wild mustangs roam the area and vegetation mainly consists of bristlecone pines and sage brush.

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Nearest CityLas Vegas, NV
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From: Las Vegas, NV
1) Take US-95 north about 35 miles
2) Turn left (west) on Cold Creek Road, continue about 13 miles (look for the prisons, turn here)
3) Staging area is on the right (north).


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Climate TypeDesert
Elevation5500 to 9100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
RoadsThis national forest has mostly roads.Mostly
ShadeThis national forest has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.




First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (SE)Mountain View Hospital (702) 233-5474
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Shell (702) 879-3567
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Shell (702) 879-3567
Potable Water Water30+ MilesMcWilliams Campground (702) 515-5400
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ MilesFletcher View Campground (702) 872-5577
RV Dump Station RV DisposalLas Vegas, NV
Primitive Camping Campground30+ MilesMcWilliams Campground (702) 515-5400
Convenience Store Conv Store20-30 Miles (NE)Shell (702) 879-3567
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (E)Lake Mead National Recreation Area (702) 293-8990
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (E)Lake Mead National Recreation Area (702) 293-8990


Contact InfoHumboldt - Toiyabe NF - Spring Mountains NRA
4701 North Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130-2301
(702) 515-5400


Cold Creek Trail Photo

Cold Creek Trail

Photo Submitted 10/2/2011 (Thanks!)

Cold Creek Trail Photo

OHV at Cold Creek Trail

Photo Submitted 9/17/2012 (Thanks!)

Cold Creek Trail Photo

OHV at Cold Creek Trail

Photo Submitted 9/17/2012 (Thanks!)

Cold Creek Trail Photo

OHV at Cold Creek Trail

Submitted Photo (7/1/2011) Thanks!

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