Black Butte Road to Black Butte Trailhead

Recently graded and passable in a carefully driven sedan. 2WD-HC is better. Watch for rocks in the road.

First Rock Roads

Recently graded. 2WD-HC is better.

Gold Butte Road – Paved Section

Most potholes recently filled, passable in a carefully driven sedan.

Gold Butte Road – Unpaved Section

Recently graded and passable in a carefully driven sedan to Gold Butte Townsite. Watch for rocks in the road. Beyond Gold Butte Townsite, most roads eventually require 4WD.

GB Townsite Roads

Initially passable in a carefully driven sedan, then 2WD-HC and 4WD farther back.

Devils Cove Road

Recently graded and passable in a carefully driven sedan to the Lake Mead NRA Boundary. Watch for rocks in the road. Better in 4WD or AWD coming back out (northbound) because of very steep hills with loose sand and gravel. Past Lake Mead NRA Boundary, 4WD only.

Fisherman Cove Road

Recently graded and passable in a carefully driven sedan to the intersection with Virgin River Access Road, then 4WD to the river. Avoid washouts and watch for rocks.

Virgin River Access Road

4WD to climb gravel hill past Fisherman Cove Road, then 2WD to the end

Red Bluff Spring Road

Recently graded and passable northbound in 2WD-HC. Southbound is 4WD or AWD because of very steep hills with loose sand and gravel. Watch for rocks in the road.

Lime Canyon Road

Passable in 2WD-HC.

Mud Wash Road

Recently graded and passable in 2WD-HC. Watch for rocks in the road and loose sand and gravel.

Mud Wash Bypass Road

Mud Wash Road to Red Bluff Spring Road: Recently graded and passable in 2WD-HC. The bad washout was fixed.

Devils Throat Road

Recently graded and passable in 2WD-HC.

Mud Wash North Road

Recently graded and passable in 2WD-HC. Watch for rocks in the road and loose sand and gravel.

Catclaw Wash Road

Marginally 4WD. The steep end of the road is 4WD only.

  • Sedan: a regular around-town car.
  • 2-Wheel-Drive (2WD) high-clearance (HC): SUVs and pickup-type vehicles.
  • 4-Wheel-Drive (4WD): Some all-wheel-drive (AWD), medium clearance vehicles and 4-wheel-drive, high-clearance vehicles.
  • Last updated April 2019