OverviewPt. 7083 is a really nice hike in the Mormon Mountains of Southern Nevada. Access is first along a very good, graded gravel road. Then a rougher stretch to gain the Hackberry Spring TH, which a high clearance vehicle makes easier. Along the way are some of the numerous prehistoric cultural sites that dot the range. Summers would be quite hot here down low, and still pretty warm higher up, but with an early start may be more tolerable with plenty of water. Winter could see snow cover of varying depth. Spring and autumn would be the best bet.
Getting ThereNorth of Las Vegas, and just a few miles south of Mesquite, NV, take the Carp Elgin Interchange exit off I15, and head north. There will be a couple interpretive signs in a big gravel lot, and follow the paved road north east that parallels I15. After a couple miles it makes a 90 and heads towards the Mormon Mountains on good, graded gravel. Drive a few miles to the signed Hackberry Spring jct., and follow this rougher road for another few miles to signed Hackberry Spring TH, parking for a few vehicles.
RouteFrom the Hackberry Spring TH, hop down in the wash and follow it. You will pass by some nice pictograph panels, habitation cave, and agave roasting pit. Enjoy, do not deface. Once you get to the head of the wash, head north as you like to gain the ridge to ride to the summit of point 7083. Or wander up any of the side canyons draining into Hackberry Wash, and gain a ridge that way to traverse to the summit. Its up to you, and their all scenic ! I went up to Hackberry Spring, then along the sw ridge to the summit, and down the se ridge to drop into a side canyon back into Hackberry Wash and the TH.
CampingLots of great camping along any of the roads. You can't go wrong.
External LinksBLM Mormon Mountains Wilderness
Red TapeSigns indicating “Wilderness” and “Closed Road” or “Closed Route” are placed at various intervals. Vehicles can be parked
outside the wilderness boundary; however, the boundary is set back 100 feet on roads.
Mechanized and motorized vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in a wilderness area.
Hunting, fishing, and non-commercial trapping are allowed under state and local laws. Pets are allowed, but please keep your
pets under control at all times. Horses are permitted, however you may need to carry feed. Removal, disturbance, or
attempting to remove archaeological materials is a felony. Selling, receiving, purchasing, transporting, exchanging or offering
to do so is prohibited by law.
Camping is permitted, limited to 14 days. After 14 days campers must relocate at least 25 miles from previous site (interim
policy, until wilderness planning is complete). Gathering wood for campfires, when permitted, is limited to dead and down
material. Live vegetation cannot be cut.
Please help preserve Nevada’s fragile environments, park your vehicle or set up camp in previously used sites, minimize
impacts by practicing Leave No Trace ethics.
Contact Ely Bureau of Land Management Field Office for current weather, road conditions, and hazards.
Additions and Corrections[ Post an Addition or Correction ]