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Whitney Pockets

Monday, May 13, 2019

Alt 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.

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Nearest CityMesquite, NV
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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) on Gold Butte Road, continue about 18 miles
4) Staging area is on the right (west).


AreaTrail, Dunes


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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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


Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Reciprocity OfferedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot RequiredSafety Flags Recommended
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 CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.




First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Mesa View Regional Hospital (702) 346-8040
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Terrible Herbst (702) 346-2810
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Terrible Herbst (702) 346-2810
Potable Water Water5-20 MilesCasaBlanca Resort RV Park (877) 438-2929
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)CasaBlanca Resort RV Park (877) 438-2929
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)CasaBlanca Resort RV Park (877) 438-2929
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Siteprimitive camping
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)
Swimming Swim AreaMesquite, NV
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (W)Lake Mead
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (W)Echo Bay Boat Ramp (702) 293-8990


Contact InfoCarrie Ronning (Natural Resource Specialist)
BLM - 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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