Gold Butte is located in northeast Clark County, Nevada between the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument in Arizona. The Gold Butte region covers 350,000 acres. There are no services in Gold Butte and few information kiosks. Gold Butte is managed by the BLM as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Visitors to Gold Butte should only drive on designated routes.
Directions to Gold Butte
Traveling north (from Las Vegas) or south (from Mesquite) on Interstate 15, take Exit 112 (Riverside/Bunkerville) and go south for 3 miles. Cross the bridge over the Virgin River and turn west on the first road past the bridge, Gold Butte Road.
The Gold Butte Road is roughly paved for 14 miles. As you travel this road, you pass farms along the river, a homestead at an oasis, and eventually see Lake Mead to the west and the Virgin Mountains to the east. The paved road ends at the Whitney Pockets area. A high-clearance vehicle is recommended for travel beyond this point.
Gold Butte Maps and Guides
There are no official hiking guides and maps of Gold Butte. A good website for information is Bird and Hike, published by Jim Boone. Friends of Gold Butte sells Gold Butte maps for $10.00. Please email info@friendsofgoldbutte for more information.