Mormon Well Road

Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada

Elevation Gain5,697ft
Trailhead Elevation2,927ft
Elevation Min/Max2927/6676ft
Elevation Start/End2927/2927ft

Mormon Well Road

Mormon Well Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Clark County, Nevada. It is within Desert National Wildlife Refuge. It is 30.2 miles long and begins at 2,927 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 60.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,697 feet. This trail connects with the following: Gass Peak Road, Pine Nut Trail, Wamp Springs Road, Alamo Road and Sawmill Road.

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Las Vegas & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Kimberly Lewis & Paula Jacoby-Garrett
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"This hike requires a lot of scenic driving for a relatively short hike, but sometimes that is just what we’re in the mood for, and just what our couch-potato dogs can handle. However, the trail is close to two other hikes, Long Valley and Sawmill Canyon, making it possible to hike mul­tiple trails in one day. Regardless of how many miles you intend to hike, you and your dog will enjoy this trail. For the people in the group there is an interesting historical aspect of the hike, and for the dogs there are a lot of bushes to weave through and around on the way to a spring. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, the Mormon Well area was used during the 1700s by Paiute Indians. Later, it served as a stopping-place for pioneers passing through in the late 1800s to early 1900s, and as a holding spot for livestock. Remnants of structures used for ranching can still be seen. Due to the place’s historical significance, removal of artifacts or disturbance to any structures is strictly prohibited. If a day of driving with a short hike is in your cards, definitely pack a picnic because this is a great area for relaxing." Read more

Mormon Well Road Reviews

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After reaching Corn Creek Station, plan on traveling 28 miles on a semi-graded dirt road, sometimes bumpy and narrow. I'd say 1 hour 30 mins for older non-4X4 vehicles at speeds between 10-35 mph the whole way to the trailhead. Less time if your truck can go faster on good suspension. I have rated this 3 stars because of the fact of driving time it takes to get there for only a very short walk. We suggest adding another place along the road to your itinerary after youre done there. It would have gotten 2 stars if it were not for its national historic value. The well is open and uncovered, therefore dirty with green floaties lol. It is unlike spring quality. I saw small, koi-like fish in it. Did not look like a great place to have lunch, in fact its advisable you not stay long to disturb any wildlife that drinks there. Instead, head back past the old wooden corral and walk on the eastern path, there is a campfire ring behind a tree we used. Jay Cruz, Las Vegas

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Trail Information

Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Nearby City
Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Skill Level
Desert National Wildlife Range
Local Contacts
USGS Mormon Well
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