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Nellis Dunes

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Apex, Las Vegas Dunes

Last Known StatusOpen

Just off the highway near 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 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 accommodate 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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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesNevada registration is not required if the vehicle is already registered in another state and will be located in Nevada for no more than 15 days.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot RequiredWhip Flags Recommended For Safety
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
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)
Permitted
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingPermitted
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic
Commenthigh traffic, many intersections
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TERRAIN

Approx Size9,600 acres (15 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail9
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation2200 to 2200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe OHV area has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis OHV area has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe OHV area has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe OHV area has mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
RocksThis OHV area has some rocks.Some
TreesThe OHV area has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis OHV area has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis OHV area has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe OHV area has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis OHV area has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
many intersections, high traffic
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little
Commentopen play area

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails, Off-Road Dunes, Gravel Pit, mixed terrain/open play area/dunes
LandBLM
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
Commentone motorcross track, sandy, lots of whoops

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Petro Stopping Center (702) 644-0510
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Petro Stopping Center (702) 644-0510
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SW)Hitchin' Post RV Park and Saloon (888) 433-8402
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SW)Hitchin' Post RV Park and Saloon (888) 433-8402
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SW)Petro Stopping Center (702) 644-0510
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Siteprimitive camping, no services
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Petro Stopping Center (702) 644-0510

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)
Commentno fees/no services

RATINGS

Proseasy to get to, close to town for Las Vegas locals, generally open
(ride whenever you want)
Consbusy, crowded, terrain is not that great
Our RatingRatingFair
Recommended StayHalf Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityLas Vegas, NV
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
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.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Southern Nevada District Office
4701 North Torrey Pines
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 515-5000
lvfoweb@blm.gov
www.blm.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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