4x4 Exploration

Four-wheel drive exploration of remote back country dirt roads in Sarcobatus Flat. The Beatty and Rhyolite area have hundreds of miles of dirt roads and trails through public land where off-road enthusiasts can explore the history, geology, and landscapes of the desert. More routes are in Death Valley National Park.

Sarcobatus Flat exploration.

Two-track 4x4 road in the Grapevine Mountains of Nevada, Death Valley National Park.

Trail Maps

The Nevada Off-Highway Vehicles Program offers offers maps, tips, information, and more at https://ohv.nv.gov/trails/beatty-area. Trail systems near Beatty consist of mining routes and 4WD routes that loop around the entire region, into Bare Mountain and the Bullfrog Hills mining district. Multiple vehicle staging areas exist on the outskirts of Beatty, off Highway 95 and off of Daylight Pass Rd.

Trails will take you to the historic ghost town of Rhyolite, and several historic mining sites. The recommended routes wind through beautiful geologic formations and past historic native petroglyphs.

Some of the mapped 4x4 routes and trails around Beatty and Rhyolite, at https://offroad.oncestaging.com/assets/etc/pdfs/BeattyTrails.pdf. You can also download GPS files for your devices, and if you have the Avenza app you can download the map into the app on your smartphone for navigation and route tracking.

The Cheese Rocks, an unusual geological formation east of Beatty, along Flourspar Road.

Looking down from a peak to Daylight Pass in Death Valley National Park, across Amargosa Valley in Nevada, and looking south towards the Spring Mountains. You can barely see State Highway 374 below, which heads out of Beatty into the park.

Bighorn Outback Explorers

From the Bighorn Outback Explorers (BOE) website (https://www.boeclub.org): BOE is a community of off-road enthusiasts based in Beatty, Nevada. Our activities include anything reasonably related to preserving and promoting public access to the beautiful, historic trails of Nevada. BOE proudly supports positive trail stewardship, which involves carrying appropriate safety equipment, following the regulations surrounding our shared activities, and protecting the natural environment where they take place.

Historic Bullfrog Mining District OHV Road Guide

Routes east of Beatty explore the remote desert. The Bullfrog Hills are in the distance.

4x4 route to Species Spring in the Bare Mountains.

Backcountry route down Perlite Canyon.

4x4 visitors to the Beatty area camping in Perlite Canyon.

Routes into the remote deserts east of Beatty into unnamed canyons.

Old man pirckly pear flowering in the Bare Mountains.

Joshua tree along Beatty Wash route.

4x4 exploration into Beatty Wash canyons east of Beatty.