01 Muddy Mountains Wilderness Overview

Muddy Mountains | Wilderness Windows Overview

The Muddy Mountains Wilderness in Nevada is largely untouched and unknown. Yet, it is massive, one-third the size of the state of Rhode Island. And it is just outside Las Vegas being roughly between Valley of Fire State Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The area is rather barren and brown…thus the name Muddy Mountains. However there is an incredible slot canyon, Anniversary Narrows, and the hills are rich in minerals. The Muddy Mountains Wilderness is only accessible by 4WD vehicle, mountain bike or on foot. There are slot canyons and spectacular overlooks. Best time of year for adventures here: Mid-Fall to Mid-Spring. When temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley rise above 75-80 degrees these destinations can become uncomfortable and even dangerous. However, during the Winter months expect comfortable mid-day temperatures around 60 degrees. Follow thumbnail images to view the details you will need to plan your adventures here. Click image or title above for more…

Anniversary Narrows, Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada

Anniversary Narrows | Muddy Mountains, Nevada

Anniversary Narrows in The Muddy Mountains Wilderness of Nevada is one of the most beautiful slot canyons in the state. If you’re into slot canyons, Anniversary Narrows is a must see no matter where you’re from. The intricate turns in the canyon along polished rock walls carved into millions of unique shapes lit up by a narrow slit 100s of feet above change in color with the advance of the sun throughout the day. It’s like wandering through a magical maze with a new, unexpected view beyond your wildest imagination around every turn. Route details: 10 mi RT; **Some Trail, Some Wilderness** Click image or title above for more…

Anniversary Ridge | Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada

Anniversary Ridge | Muddy Mountains, Nevada

Anniversary Ridge, the highest overlook point in its area on the Eastern border of the Muddy Mountains Wilderness, offers a spectacular aerial view of the Bowl of Fire, almost immediately below, and views all the way to Lake Mead. Ascending Anniversary Ridge involves a rather involved unmarked approach route and finally, traversing a very narrow ridge with dramatic drop-offs on either side. Route details: 10 mi RT; **Some Trail, Some Wilderness** Click image or title above for more…

Muddy Mountains Wilderness Northwestern Panorama, Nevada

Muddy Mountains Wilderness Northwestern Panorama, Nevada

A high point on the third ridge from the Muddy Mountains Wilderness Northern border offers a great panoramic view of the Muddy Mountains Wilderness. This is a good place to get the big picture of this wilderness 1/3rd the size of the state of Rhode Island. Route details: 6 mi RT, **Wilderness** Click image or title above for more…