OverviewThis unexplored mountain range near Las Vegas always had my curiosity since I've lived here. It did more than hold up it's expectations. The views were stellar of the entire area. Mt. Charleston had just received snow the previous night which made the views even better.
Driving to the Bird Spring Range was very straight forward. Road conditions once heading towards Cottonwood Pass were slightly marginal. A high clearance vehicle would definitely be recommended here. After Cottonwood pass the road improved. Not until the last portion heading toward the trailhead on a wide wash did a high clearance vehicle become necessary again.
We followed this route.
At first you go up a narrow road over a little ridge. The road then gets very steep. After the steep section there is a rocky outcrop. After this rocky outcrop the road narrows considerably into a trail that leads you to the Bird Spring High Point.
Once on the summit we had views of Las Vegas, snow capped Mt. Charleston and the Spring Mountains, the dry lakes to the southeast around Jean, and much more. The summit log had not been signed since May day 2005. There were also some interesting summit register postings that were very interesting, which I can not mention here on summitpost.