NVSHPO Regional Coordinators, Betty Conway & Michele Burkett Gold Butte National Monument contains a great number of cultural and historic treasures. If you have spent time in Gold Butte hiking you probably have viewed some of these amazing reminders of those who came before us. Unfortunately, these treasures are subject to vandalism, theft, and natural..
The Friends of Gold Butte are pleased to introduce two new members to the board of directors: James & Jennifer Conwell. Jennifer Conwell, originally from Minnesota, grew up swimming and boating in the lakes region. After graduating from the US Military Academy in 1987, she met and married her husband, James, while both were stationed..
GOLD BUTTE ROAD CONDITIONS Conditions are subject to change — use your own good judgment. With the lack of rain during 2020, most roads remain about as they were in 2019, but with more washboarding. Gold Butte Back Country Byway. The Byway is composed of several roads: Gold Butte Road (paved section and unpaved..
In support of National Public Lands Day, Extreme Terrain provided $250 to support the ongoing trash cleanup efforts by Friends of Gold Butte. A group of about 20 volunteers worked on various sites in Gold Butte National Monument on Saturday, September 26th for a National Public Lands Day project coordinated by BLM (Bureau of Land..
On this day we celebrate our local neighbor, the desert tortoise. The desert tortoise (Gopherus agassazii), a very shell-tered reptile, is long-time resident of the Mojave Desert. Once common throughout its range, the desert tortoise has been under protection of the Endangered Species Act since 1990 due to a dramatic decline in their population numbers…
To Our Friends: As COVID-19 continues to spread across our country and the rest of the world, Friends of Gold Butte is committed to proactive measures to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Because of this, we are temporarily closing the Visitor Center to protect all of our community members. For those..
Black Butte Road has been groomed and is passable in a carefully driven sedan. 2WD-HC is better. Watch for rocks in the road. Beyond Falling Man Trailhead, 4WD is recommended. Jim Boone Las Vegas, NV www.birdandhike.com Sent from my iPhone
Photo: Worst of the washouts on lower Virgin Peak Road. Virgin Peak Road is okay to the corral and not too bad to the old trailhead. The tight narrows is passable again. Normal vehicles can only get a short ways past the narrows, but rock-hopper Jeeps can get to the old cowboy campsite. Jim Boone..
GOLD BUTTE ROAD CONDITIONS Conditions are subject to change — use your own good judgment. Gold Butte Back Country Byway. The Byway is composed of several roads: Gold Butte Road (paved section and unpaved section), Red Bluff Spring Road, Mud Wash Road, and Mud Wash North Road. See below for details of each road. ===========================..
Little Finland Access Roads. Driving south directly to Little Finland requires using Gold Butte Road (paved section and unpaved section), Mud Wash North Road, Mud Wash Road, and Little Finland Road. Currently, all of these roads are passable in a 2WD-HC vehicle. When the sand in the washes dries out, it will return to 4WD..