Buffington Pockets & Petroglyphs

The Muddy Mountains overlooking Buffington Pockets

This is an awesome area…beautifully colored rocks (purple, orange, red, yellow), windswept hoodoos, natural springs, old mines and dams, steep canyons, and lots of ancient rock art.  It’s only about 50 – 60 miles north of Las Vegas, close to the Valley of Fire state park (another great area).  You can take the Back Country Byway from Lake Mead through the Muddy Mountains and connect to Valley of Fire.  There are several very rough sections that’ll require a high-clearance 4-wheel drive.  To really appreciate this area, you need to spend several days out hiking and take advantage of all it has to offer.

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