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Off-highway vehicles are one of many ways to enjoy the Southern Nevada landscape.

Due to public health and environmental concerns, off-highway vehicle closures are in place for certain BLM managed public lands. The BLM closures include:

  •  Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
  • Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area
  • All Wilderness Areas
  • Las Vegas Valley within the following boundaries:
    • North – Apex on I-15 or Lee Canyon on US 95
    • South – Sloan Exit on I-15 or mile marker 14.5 on State Route 604
    • East – National Park Service’s Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    • West – U.S. Forest Service’s Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
  • Big Dune – dune beetle habitat, as posted
  • Fenced restoration sites and livestock exclosures

Vehicle use is limited to designated roads in Coyote Springs, Eldorado Valley, Gold Butte, Mormon Mesa, Piute Valley, Rainbow Gardens/ Sunrise and Frenchman Mountains, and the Virgin River. Roads are closed unless posted open in these areas. Cross country motorized travel is prohibited. (Click here to get maps.)

Off-highway vehicles may use existing roads, trails and dry washes outside of the closure areas and areas with designated roads.


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