Gold Butte Lime Canyon

Overton, Nevada

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Lime Ridge is a north-south ridge of sedimentary rock along the western portion of Gold Butte. Lime Canyon cuts east-west through this ridge, then drains to Lake Mead. At its deepest, the canyon walls rise hundreds of feet on both sides of the wash. Congress recognized the unique beauty and solitude of this area by designating the 23,000-acre Lime Canyon Wilderness Area in 2002. Vehicle: HC/4WD. Undeveloped campsites abound throughout the region. Please camp only on previously established sites, well away from water (wildlife need to access it) and without trampling sensitive plants or soils. From the car, follow the jeep track west walls, you’d have to try hard to get lost in this canyon.
Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada

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Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada

by Brian Beffort (Wilderness Press)

Lime Ridge is a north-south ridge of sedimentary rock along the western portion of Gold Butte. Lime Canyon cuts east-west through this ridge, then drains to Lake Mead. At its deepest, the canyon walls rise hundreds of feet on both sides of the wash. Congress recognized the unique beauty and solitude of this area by designating the 23,000-acre Lime Canyon Wilderness Area in 2002. Vehicle: HC/4WD.

Undeveloped campsites abound throughout the region. Please camp only on previously established sites, well away from water (wildlife need to access it) and without trampling sensitive plants or soils. From the car, follow the jeep track west walls, you’d have to try hard to get lost in this canyon.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Overton
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 to 4 hours
Season: Best Times: Cold to warm, early morning or late afternoon
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: BLM Las Vegas
Local Maps: Lake Mead 1:100,000, Lime Wash USGS
Driving Directions: Directions to Gold Butte: Lime Canyon

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