Christmas Tree Pass Road (1 Viewer)

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Just south of Cal-Nev-Ari, NV off Hwy 95 is a dirt road called Christmas Tree Pass Road. It will take you through Christmas Tree Pass, south of Spirit Mountain, and to Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs. The road ends on Nevada State Highway 163.
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Four wheel drive is recommended, but I did it in my 2wd Grand Caravan. (I'm also known to knock off my tailpipe occasionally and drive my van into places I probably shouldn't, so there's that.) Not sure I would have made it going in the opposite direction with 2wd.

Didn't have any problem boondocking up there, but am not 100% sure it's allowed.

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My cell camera doesn't do it justice, but here's some pics showing why the pass is called Christmas Tree Pass...

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I had planned to hike the canyon to see the petroglyphs, but some friends rode into Needles talking about a hodie and I rolled down to kick it with them instead. The petroglyphs hike didn't feel like something I wanted to solo and figured they've been there a thousand years, they'll probably be there next time I travel through. Good friends and a shower though?

Take it slow, enjoy the scenery, and watch out for critters.
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