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Whitney Pockets

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Other Names

Gold Butte

Last Known StatusOpen

This large desert area has miles of long, wide and easy dirt trails, sand washes, scenic canyons and scenic views of the surrounding area. This is a good choice for beginners or for those who are seeking a leisurely type ride.

Vegetation is sparse but there are some Joshua, Juniper and Pinion Pine trees scattered about. Some of the rock formations contain ancient petroglyphs.

Camping is primitive but nearby Mesquite Trails RV Resort offers full hookups, big rig friendly and spacious sites plus direct trail access. Call first for availability.

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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 (96 dB)
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 UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
Rule Enforcement


Climate TypeForest
Elevation2000 to 4000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe OHV area has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis OHV area has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe OHV area has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe OHV area has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis OHV area has some rocks.Some
TreesThe OHV area has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis OHV area has no large jumps.None
BermsThe OHV area has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails, Off-Road Dunes


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Terrible Herbst (702) 346-2810
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Terrible Herbst (702) 346-2810
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (N)Mesquite Trails RV Resort (702) 344-0497
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Mesquite Trails RV Resort (702) 344-0497
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Mesquite Trails RV Resort (702) 344-0497
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (N)Mesquite Trails RV Resort (702) 344-0497
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityMesquite, NV
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Mesquite, NV
1) Take I-15 West to Exit 112
2) Turn left (south) off the exit ramp onto Riverside Road, continue 3.2 miles
3) Turn right (south-west) onto Gold Butte Road, continue about 18 miles
4) Staging area is on the right (west).


Contact InfoBLM - Southern Nevada District Office
4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 515-5000


Whitney Pockets OHV Area Photo

Whitney Pockets OHV Area

Photo Submitted 10/26/2014 (Thanks!)

Whitney Pockets OHV Area Photo

Whitney Pockets OHV Area

Photo Submitted 10/26/2014 (Thanks!)

Whitney Pockets OHV Area Photo

Whitney Pockets OHV Area

Photo Submitted 3/7/2014 (Thanks!)

Whitney Pockets OHV Area Photo

Whitney Pockets OHV Area

Photo Submitted 12/11/2018 (Thanks!)

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