Gold Butte is located between the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument, Arizona, and Lake Mead National Recreation Area, just south of the City of Mesquite. It is over 350,000 acres of historical, cultural, and biological resources. Gold Butte is named for the historic mining town and tent city of 1,000 miners in the early 1900’s. The town of Gold Butte, long abandoned, now attracts visitors interested in early pioneer history, ranching and ghost towns.Before the pioneers came Spanish miners on the Old Spanish Trail, and for thousands of years, Native Americans called Gold Butte home.
Friends of Gold Butte would love to have you join our growing group of volunteers. We can always use help:
Friends of Gold Butte relies on donations from passionate supporters like yourself. Won’t you consider making a donation to continue the great work to preserve Gold Butte for generations to come? You can donate here.
Concerned citizens and environmental groups have been working to achieve permanent protection of Gold Butte’s extraordinary resources for 15 years. The time has come to protect Gold Butte as a National Monument. We need you to take action now.
Support for protecting Gold Butte has grown steadily. And recently, we’ve experienced a real groundswell of support among diverse supporters. A recent poll found that 71% of Nevadans support a Gold Butte National Monument.
The City of Mesquite, Clark County Commission, and the Paiute tribes have all passed resolutions of support. They are joined by 40 elected officials, over 60 Nevada businesses, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the Nevada Resort Association, and many individuals across the United States. A full list of supporters can be found on this link.
Visit our Protect Gold Butte website to sign the petition and for more information on how you can get involved.