Best Off Road Trails in Nevada

Titus Canyon Road

Known as one of the most popular back-roads trails in Death Valley National Park, Titus Canyon Road offers a 26 mile moderate trail near Beatty, Nevada. This highly scenic off-road southern Nevada trail showcases a beautiful array of wildflowers and is a good trail for people of all skill levels. Accessible year-round, Titus Canyon road is a well maintained gravel road with some narrow, steep areas throughout.  However, the road is closed if raining or if rain is expected in case of extreme flash flooding. Additionally, depending on the severity of winter snows, this trail may close down briefly. There is a multitude of activity options, as well as note-worthy geologic rock formations that feature a few petroglyphs. Only street legal vehicles are allowed on this one-way east to west trail.

Nye Canyon

The trail with a little bit of everything. Nye Canyon features steep rocky inclines to flat lands for 21.6 miles. Rated as moderate this trail is moderately trafficked and the out and back trail is found near Wellington, Nevada. Make sure to pack water for this southern Nevada off-road trail as there is no shade to be found. Best driven between May and September.

Gold Butte Backcountry Byway

Located near Bunkerville, Nevada, Gold Butte Backcountry Byway is a lightly trafficked 89.3 miles off-road loop trail and is rated as a difficult trail, according to All Trails. This trail offers excellent conditions that almost any vehicle can tackle and amazing scenic views. Past travelers highly recommend a detour to Little Finland, a red rock ridge with palm trees growing into the ridge and a wild spring flowing nearby, to find a little peace and serenity. There are also many hiking opportunities along the almost 90 mile drive with additional roads to explore, just bring extra gas!

Valley of Fire Off-Road Loop

A 23.5 mile loop trail that is accessible to all skill levels and used primarily for hiking and off road driving. This moderately trafficked off-road trail is great to visit during the colder part of the year and offers excellent scenic views of wildlife and beautiful rock formations. Enjoy rock crawling the dunes and craters on this off-road trail located near Overton, Nevada.

Secret Pass

There’s a reason this 12 mile off-road trail is called the Secret Pass. Unless you know where you’re going and pay close attention it can be somewhat difficult to find-but that’s half the adventure! Located near Laughlin, Nevada, Secret Pass offers an off-road trail that is moderate and used for a multitude of activities year round. This trail may seem easy, but the deeper you go in, the harder it gets. This is a great trail for high clearance vehicles. For explorers, Secret Pass offers old mines for you to checkout, as well as one of the best spots in the country to enjoy a sunset and/or sunrise.