Places to See

Joshua Trees and Snowy Mountains

As the largest National Wildlife Refuge outside of Alaska, the sheer size of Desert NWR can be overwhelming. Here are some highlights of places to see throughout the refuge.  

  • Corn Creek

    Railroad Tie Cabin

    The hub of Desert NWR, Corn Creek is excellent both as a destination and a starting point. 

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  • Alamo Road

    Alamo Road

    This rugged road traverses over 70 miles (113 km) to connect Desert NWR to Pahranagat NWR and Alamo. While the Dry Lake portion of the road is often impassable and closed due to hazardous conditions, there are many stops along the way that make it an excellent trip.

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  • Mormon Well Road

    Mormon Well Road

    Traveling through Desert Pass, this road covers 47 miles (76 km) to connect to US-93 near State Highway-168. The full route may be closed due to hazardous conditions – make sure to check with the refuge before you head out.

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  • Gass Peak Road

    Gass Peak

    Branching off of Mormon Well Road, Gass Peak Road takes you on an out and back through the Las Vegas Range. Four-wheel drive is needed beyond Quail Springs Road,  approximately 9 miles (14 km) after the Mormon Well Road turnoff.

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