New Book Details Southern Nevada Off-Road Trails

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

Ringing slot machines, elaborate, star-studded shows, and glamorous hotels may come to mind when you first think of Nevada, but the state has a bounty of riches to be found outside of the city centers. Discover Adler Publishing’s latest release Nevada Trails Southern Region ($24.95), and explore Nevada’s amazing backcountry.

Skirt a section of the Nellis Air Force Range, the 3.1-million-acre, government-owned site that encompasses Area 51, the Nevada Test Site, and Yucca Mountain. View wild horses in their natural habitat. Enjoy a drink in the Santa Fe Saloon, a historic watering hole located in the old mining town of Goldfield. Explore the ruins of southern Nevada’s many ghost towns. Travel through Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and enjoy stunning views on the shore of the lake, south of the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam.

This book includes 44 of southern Nevada’s most scenic routes and best off-road trails, located near the towns of Las Vegas, Laughlin, Tonopah, Goldfield, Beatty, and Pahrump. Each trail includes a fascinating history of notable Nevada places and residents, with a focus on the state’s boom and bust mining days. Hundreds of color photos help bring the trail to life, while numerous historical photos allow you to compare today’s landscape with that of the past.

Like the other guides in the Trails series, Nevada Trails Southern Region provides a helpful, concise chart for each trail, listing the starting and finishing points, mileage, driving time, and elevation. Difficulty ratings make it easy to match trails with your skill level, while remoteness ratings will help you determine just how far the trail veers off the beaten path, so you can prepare accordingly. Detailed trail descriptions and directions, complete with GPS coordinates, ensure that no matter how remote the trail, you’ll never get lost. For that extra bit of reassurance, topographic maps illustrate almost every bump, turn, and jog along the trail.

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Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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