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Lime Canyon Wilderness

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Location

The Lime Canyon Wilderness is about 45 air miles east of Las Vegas, just east of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Gold Butte Backcountry Byway Road and Quail Spring Wash Road provide access to the Lime Canyon Wilderness. Road conditions vary; high-clearance and four-wheel drive are recommended.

The most common access point is via Highway 170 off of Interstate 15, just west of Mesquite, Nevada. Take 170 south for 3 miles, crossing the Virgin River. After the bridge, turn right onto the paved Gold Butte Road and drive 14 miles where the pavement ends. Continue on the dirt road and turn right at the Y-intersection, following the Gold Butte Backcountry Byway which eventually forms the eastern boundary of the wilderness. From the byway, several rough vehicle routes provide access to the northern and southern portions of the wilderness. Access roads require a high-clearance vehicle and 4-wheel drive capability.




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