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Cold Creek

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Alt Names Wheeler Pass, Spring Mountains
Last Known Status Open

Located near Las Vegas, Nevada, this area is open to all OHVs 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 City Las 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).
Area Trail
Land National Forest
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
Climate Type Desert
Elevation 5500 to 9100 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has some sandy areas.Some
Mud The trail has little mud after it rains.Little
Dust The trail has some dust on typical days.Some
Rocks This trail has some rocks.Some
Trees The trail has some trees.Some
Steep Hills This trail has some steep hills.Some
Sand/Gravel Pits This national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Roads This national forest has mostly roads.Mostly
Shade This national forest has few shaded areas.Few
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little
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 (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
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)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction (camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited no trailblazing
Fireworks Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
First Aid First Aid 30+ Miles (SE) Mountain View Hospital (702) 233-5474
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (NE) Shell (702) 879-3567
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (NE) Shell (702) 879-3567
Potable Water Water 30+ Miles McWilliams Campground (702) 515-5400
RV Hookups RV Hookup 30+ Miles Fletcher View Campground (702) 872-5577
RV Dump Station RV Disposal Las Vegas, NV
Primitive Camping Campground 30+ Miles McWilliams Campground (702) 515-5400
Convenience Store Conv Store 20-30 Miles (NE) Shell (702) 879-3567
Swimming Swim Area 30+ Miles (E) Lake Mead National Recreation Area (702) 293-8990
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (E) Lake Mead National Recreation Area (702) 293-8990
Contact Info Humboldt - Toiyabe NF - Spring Mountains NRA
4701 North Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130-2301
(702) 515-5400


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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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