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Unread 08-23-2008, 09:45 PM   #1
bigbluezj94
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vegas jeepers!!??

hey yall i just moved here maybe 2 months ago. ive got a 94 grand zj and she is aching to get on some trails and needs some friends! haha

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Unread 08-24-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
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welcome to Vegas. do a search on the boards here for vegas trails, or vegas valley. there is a lot to do out here.

and just so you know, it is illegal to actually wheel inside the Valley itself, due to dust concerns, ar at least that's the excuse they give. (you can go Nellis Dunes however and play out there....it's out by the Air Force Base...go wheelin' and watch your USAF planes kick some A).



there are several groups here to look at


if you like the easier stuff/ trails that go somewhere, scenery, Nevada backroaders. this is the club to which I belong, and there's usually always someone able to go out with you. Always willing and able to help you out in a stuck. Biggest club in the state.

www.nevadabackroaders.com


if you have a money tree, like the harder stuff and think breaking your crap everytime you go wheeling is one of the simple pleasures of life, Total Karnage.

www.totalkarnage.net


if you like a mixture of the two, Vegas Valley 4 Wheelers......all have websites www.vv4w.org
Vegas Valley is more of the harder core/ rockcrawling group (TK just goes out to beat their rigs cuz they can), but they appreciate the scenic stuff, too. there are a lot of members that belong to all 3.

there's another one called Jeep Thrills that's setup via the meetup.com website...yeah, avoid them. their reputation is not the best.


www.sincity4x4.org is a board to get on too.
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Unread 08-24-2008, 08:31 PM   #3
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awesome thanks for the info!
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Unread 08-25-2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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Tj Welcome to Sin City

Hope you like it here . I am new to the forum and jeepin but not new to Vegas. Been here 39 years and have really seen it change. Like Vegasjeepguy said theirs different clubs depending on your style. Check the web sites to see whos doing what or post something here . I am always game to go some where most weekends. I ain't scared to try something new.
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Unread 08-26-2008, 05:58 PM   #5
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Me and my buddy are going to check out Nellis Dunes this wkend for the first time... Most likely on saturday...

Anyone been there have any pointers?

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Unread 08-26-2008, 06:37 PM   #6
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never been there to wheel, but just be careful with all the ATVs and other vehicles out there. likely to be a ton of 'em on the weekend. it looks like fun out there.
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Unread 08-26-2008, 07:28 PM   #7
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ive been there a couple times. idk if it was where i was or what but it was pretty boring and i mean i was by myself so i wasnt trying to do anything crazy. a lot of scary hills and most of its sand which im not to fond of with my fat a$$ jeep lol. give me a call when you head out there. i live on nellis so its like 2 seconds away.

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Unread 08-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #8
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yeah, I didn't think Dunes would be too great, just open sand and hot as hell!! I figure mt charleston would be best. Anyone have good place at mt charleston??
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Unread 08-26-2008, 08:54 PM   #9
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Tj Mt Charleston

Really the only place up there to wheel is to go to Wheeler Pass over to Pahrump and maybe come back thru Trout Cyn/Rocky Gap.
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Unread 08-26-2008, 09:30 PM   #10
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SolarJeep has the right idea. Vegas is perfect for wheeling, since in the summer you can escape the heat by going to the higher elevations, and winter in the lower elevations.

I just got done doing Packsaddle Loop from Chloride, AZ, which is a drive from Vegas to get to, but you can do the whole trail starting in Boulder City at 9 and being done by 3 with a long lunch and still have a decent amount of gas left. you get up into some elevation and the first part kicks butt (for those that rock crawl, they won't like it).

Mt Charleston area.....okay, it's a relatively significant drive to Cold Creek to get to Wheeler Pass. There are a TON of Forest Service roads out there to explore....some that don't go anywhere, some that crisscross, and you may find a few blue sky hills. It's fun and you may find a few wild horses.

Wheeler Pass is a fun trail, but if you want a REALLY long day, coming back through Rocky Gap will do it.


one that I find fun to drive for a great afternoon is Harris Springs Road, off the Mt Charleston exit into Kyle Canyon. it dead ends, but it's a VERY nice drive in the summer heat. takes longer than you think, too.
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Unread 08-27-2008, 03:30 PM   #11
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I should be getting back into Vegas by October. Im currently out East in Albequerque, NM. Depending on how much you like to rock crawl, (although, theres lots of dunes, hard pack, and other trails as well), someone here (or me, when I get back) can take you up to Logandale. That place is a lot of fun. Its about 45 miles north of Vegas on the 15.
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Unread 08-27-2008, 05:38 PM   #12
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youre an aerial gunner? that BA. i just got to nellis. i refuel the aircraft you shoot out of. haha we'll have to take some runs when you get back man.
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Unread 08-27-2008, 06:12 PM   #13
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McRoberts, are you at IQT?? R u coming back to Nellis to the 66th??
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Unread 08-28-2008, 06:16 AM   #14
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USAF as well, out in reaper country though

Anyway, I know theres at least one good trail at Red Rock. There's probably more. If i'm not mistaken though, it's somewhere along the 13-mile loop or close to the end of it.

We found it by accident. It's just passed a picnic or viewing area, can't remember which. Anyway, the paved road just stops and it looks like you wouldn't be allowed to drive it, but we didn't see any signs so we thought we would give it a try. It starts off pretty mellow and only gets better as you climb. We were in a 4-runner and ended up turning around. The jeep would have eaten it for breakfast
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Unread 08-28-2008, 08:34 AM   #15
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yeah, potato Ridge, or Rocky Gap road. great trail.

best if you go towards Pahrump and take the lovell Canyon exit, follow that road up 5 or 6 miles...the trail starts just off that road...you gotta know where the trailhead is.
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