There are much better hikes wihin 15 miles of this location, and I live in the area and would not consider this hike worth the effort. Follow route 95 south, past Black Mountain area, towards Laughlin, Nv., and about 10 miles south of Railroad Pass Casino, A sign indicating Nelson exit, eastbound. Take the ride. It is about 12 miles to tyhe Colorado River, below the Dam, and hundreds of washes and pull-offs going towards Nelson, and there are many interesting places, businesses and old mines to explore. Actually, Black Mountain sucks, as far as hikes go.