Lovell Canyon, Nevada is paradise for car campers. There are great camping spots lining each of the roads, many with spectacular views! All camping is “dispersed camping”. Campsites are undeveloped so bring everything you need. It’s “first come, first served”. You can stay up to two weeks. Many sites are large enough to accommodate RVs. No reservation is required. In addition to individual camping spots there are group camping areas.
Lovell Canyon in Nevada has a great network of assess roads to camping areas, trails, and wilderness adventures throughout the canyon. Lovell Canyon Road, the main road is paved and 12 miles in length. The tributary roads are unpaved. Many are well graded, but 4WD is recommended and necessary in some cases. There are dispersed camping areas along the length of most roads in the network. Click the image or title above for more details…
Traverse the Rainbow Mountains Upper Crest Ridgeline in Nevada from Mt Wilson to Juniper Peak. Beginning on Lovell Canyon Road, ascend to the Upper Crest Ridgeline above Mt. Wilson, head North to the ridgeline above Juniper Peak, then descend again into Lovell Canyon. Click the image or title above for more detail.
See the streaming river with cascading rapids created by a flash flood in Northwest Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch desert homes become waterfront properties! The torrent was dramatic enough to name the separate rapids and other features normally associated with a wild raging river! Click the image or title above for the entire story.
Rare Views of an isolated stretch of the Wilson Ridge and surrounding wilderness from this unique perspective. This is a big loop beginning at upper Lovell Canyon Road, ascending to the Wilson Ridge, then traversing the ridge South to Rocky Gap Road. Best time of year for this adventure: Late Spring or Early Fall with maximum daylight at this relatively cool temperature. Click title or image for more details.
Fletcher View Ridge ascends between The Fletcher View Campground and the final summit approach to Harris Mountain. The ridge originates in The Fletcher Canyon area on Kyle Canyon Road in The Mt. Charleston Wilderness, Nevada. Expect non-stop spectacular views of the highest peaks on The Mt. Charleston Loop along with a good aerial view of Fletcher Canyon and potential route to Fletcher Peak summit. Elevation: 7,000-9,000ft. wilderness route, no trails or trail signs. Best time of year for this adventure: July through September. Click the image or title above for details.
Make a circuit from The Fletcher Canyon Trailhead to Harris Mountain and Griffith Peak, then return to your start point. After accomplishing the most direct approach to Harris Mountain summit, cross the saddle to Griffith Peak, descend to The South Loop Trailhead and finally return on Kyle Canyon Road to Fletcher Canyon Trailhead. This route is half wilderness and half trails. Elevation gain is from 7,000-11,060ft plus additional ascent and descent along the way. Best time of year for this adventure: Summer through mid-Fall. Click the title or image above for details.
Summit Harris Mountain from Fletcher Canyon Trailhead in The Mt. Charleston Wilderness of Nevada. The approach ridge is just Southwest of the trailhead. Of all the approaches to Harris Mountain summit, this approach ridge and a similar approach ridge to the West are the most direct routes to Harris Mountain summit, especially taking into account the routes begin right off Kyle Canyon Road. The traditional Harris Mountain Trailhead requires miles of approach on unpaved 4WD roads. Because of the remoteness of the traditional trailhead, Harris Mountain is seldom summited and therefore an experience of beautiful, pristine, relatively untouched nature.
Ascend from Lovell Canyon to the Wilson Ridge via the North Ridge of South Spring Canyon, Nevada. This adventure reaches 6,300ft on the Wilson Ridge before being stopped by a 20ft ledge. Observed another more promising ascent ridge just to the North.
The Escarpment Trail in The Mt. Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains, Nevada is a moderate 3.6 mile loop trail around an escarpment with spectacular views of Kyle Canyon and surroundings. The trail is accessed from the Fletcher Canyon Trailhead or The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway.