By Deborah Wall, Outdoors
One benefit of living in Southern Nevada is the opportunity to explore little-traveled backroads winding their way to uncrowded outdoor adventures. It’s too bad that heat discourages this activity in deep summer, but even then you can have a great time if you prepare carefully, start early in the day, and choose the right road.
One of the best for a summer jaunt is the Mormon Well Road, originally a pioneer wagon trail on what is now the 1.5 million-acre Desert National Wildlife Refuge. This gravel road starts about 26 miles north of Las Vegas, four miles east of U.S. Highway 95 near the refuge’s Corn Creek Field Station.
About 43 miles of this trail will bring you across the scenic Sheep Range to exit on U.S. Highway 93, the road to Alamo and points north, just a couple of miles south of State Route