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Old 03-09-2016, 02:05 PM
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Beginner Trails?

Hello all,

New jeep owner with stock JKU looking to thrill the kids a bit. Any thoughts on beginner trails?

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Old 03-10-2016, 08:14 AM   #2
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I'm not stock...but beginner trails r fun too. What do u have in mind?

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Old 03-10-2016, 10:12 AM
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I'm not stock...but beginner trails r fun too. What do u have in mind?
Dusthol....I am super new. This is my first jeep let alone 4x4. I was looking for trails in and round our area of shinny lights and pavement.

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Most of the desert is off limits around vegas....go check out apex...it's the north end of the air force base...across from The speedway. It has beginners to mild.

I won't be back til Sunday afternoon. Have prior engagement.
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Also grab a book called Nevada trails....southern part....shows all kinds of trails...most can be done in 4 hi.
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Easy trails here are Mormon Wells Road, Bitter Springs, and a little farther away, Gold Butte. There are also a few trails around Mt. Potosi. Wheeler Pass from Pahrump is also pretty easy up to the pass, but gets tricky from the pass to Cold Creek Road. as the road is pretty eroded, and there is usually a lot of ruts from lots of snow runs up to Wheeler Pass from Cold Creek.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:36 PM   #7
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I know I'm late to this thread but new to the site. :-) I did some beginner driving out in Overton, UT with my neighbor. More trail driving than anything but seemed good for those of us first learning to use hill descent and 4-lo.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:55 AM   #8
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Another very easy trip would be to head west on Nevada 160 (Blue Diamond) over the pass at Mountain Springs continuing to Lovell Canyon Road. Following Lovell Canyon Road to it's end, cross the bridge and follow the main road on over to Trout Canyon and then back to Pahrump and Nevada 160.

As mentioned above, the areas around Mt. Potosi are full of routes ideal for beginners.

I'm looking for weekday trips myself!
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My neighbor has mentioned a pass that goes to Pahrump before. Should have my 2" AEV lift and 295 70 17 Cooper STT Pro's on by mon next week so I'll be ready for a drive. I'm just not into bending metal as my Jeep is my DD. :-)
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Old 10-01-2016, 01:47 PM   #10
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Logandale Trails, as easy or difficult as you want.
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If you're looking for people to trail ride with, I would suggest looking to join one of the many Jeep and off road clubs in town. We are members of the Desert Wranglers "DESERT WRANGLERS" A Jeep Wrangler Club (Henderson, NV) | Meetup They are a good bunch of people who are family friendly and do easy to moderate runs. They also have "Ladies Only" runs so the ladies can play too. The trail leaders are experienced so there's no issue if you are a beginner.

They are sponsored by Chapman Jeep in Henderson. I'm sure part of that is for marketing purposes, but on the trails they don't even mention the dealership. It's not like a sales pitch on the runs. They do offer members 10% off parts and service at the dealer, but that's about the extent of it. Worth checking out...

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My neighbor has mentioned a pass that goes to Pahrump before. Should have my 2" AEV lift and 295 70 17 Cooper STT Pro's on by mon next week so I'll be ready for a drive. I'm just not into bending metal as my Jeep is my DD. :-)
Wheeler Pass - Take 95 north past Paiute and turn west on Cold Creek, follow it all the way up until you see a staging area on the right. I would not recommend taking the trail solo, but I have seen people out there alone before. It is passable in a stock Jeep. Give yourself 4-6 hours to enjoy the entire trail.
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Are there any trails up at Mt. Charleston? Did the fire a while back wipe them all out?

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