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Gold Butte National Monument

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Three trips to see it all

We live in Ivins City, Utah and to experience the Monument took three trips out. Hiking is great... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
Cherie S
Ivins, Utah
Rugged, fascinating, and very special

This is wilderness few experience and thankfully so. The land is rugged, austere, yet filled with... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
Deborah M
Roseville, California
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Gold Butte Road, Mesquite, NV 89027
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We could only go about 20 miles per hour and it was 17 miles to drive to the end of the barely paved road, lots of potholes. The trip back was actually prettier with the sun on the rocks.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

We live in Ivins City, Utah and to experience the Monument took three trips out. Hiking is great with wonderful views. Petroglyph sites were amazing. No crowds...The roads are a bit rough and I would suggest a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Cherie S
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This is wilderness few experience and thankfully so. The land is rugged, austere, yet filled with intriguing rock formations, water pockets, and a grand sense of space. There are no campsites, no ammenities - nothing but just about everything an adventurer seeks space, quiet, and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Deborah M
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We had visited Gold Butte a few times before it was gazetted as a National Monument and we revisited it yesterday. Gold Butte was deemed worthy of monument designation for historical and cultural assets but also for environmental and conservation reasons. It is where the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Sally T
Reviewed May 3, 2018

We read an article about Gold Butte National Monument in a magazine in Mesquite, NV and thought it would be interesting to check it out. There is a paved road (very rough) for about the first 20 miles up to Whitney Pocket, after that the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Rich-Gail
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Not aware of any paved roads going into this area, but most of the dirt ones I traveled on were in good condition. This area is great with very early or late light. See photos.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank drdroad
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Wonderful off the beaten path place to explore. Trails and bathrooms are not always available. Pretty important to head out with a group like Friends of Gold Butte who offer hikes and tours on a regular basis. However, it is a gem with some amazing...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank RJKoko
Reviewed September 21, 2017

Gold Butte NM is in a remote area of Nevada. There is a rough paved road as far as Whitney Pockets, an area with incredible pocketed rock formations in various colors. The dirt/stone/gravel roads after this are sometimes very rough. Do not attempt any of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
5  Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Let me start by saying that I thought that it was a 5 star trip, even though I only gave it 4 stars. My wife found it to be overly hot (about 105 degrees with no shade). I did my homework before I came here...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank dalsmith2016
Reviewed May 4, 2017

This place is miles from help or others. One should plan ahead to spend a nite or two in the event of a mishap and survival skills and "smarts" would be helpful in this area. Driving into Little Finland should not be done by a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank southwest4life
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March 6, 2018|
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Response from drdroad | Reviewed this property |
As the above answer says, stay on main road. But I think you'll be frustrated. You'll see distant areas that you want to go to, but won't be able to.
January 26, 2018|
Response from drdroad | Reviewed this property |
Gold Butte is a large area of mostly unpopulated areas to hike in. Dogs should not be a problem. You should easily be able to find an area with no people around so the dogs can run freely.