Lovell Canyon is located southwest of the Las Vegas Valley and is accessed via Lovell Canyon Road off Highway 160 to the north, roughly 13 miles west of the junction between Highways 159 and 160. A gorgeous part of the Spring Mountains N.R.A., Lovell Canyon can be considered the backside of Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area.
There is NO EVENT PARKING at the start/ finish line!
All participants will park in the dirt lot off Sandy Valley Road and Highway 160. Directions are below. This parking area is 2.5 miles further west than Lovell Canyon Road, so for those of us coming from Las Vegas you will PASS the start line. You'll see us set up right there off the highway. If you are carpooling- I suggest the driver dropping off the remaining runners at the start line, then proceeding to the parking area. This will reduce the number of people being bused, and will speed up the process for everyone. There will be a few buses running on a rotation to get you from this lot to the start line (about 5 minutes drive). Buses will run continuously to return runners to their cars after the race as demand dictates.
DIRECTIONS TO THE DIRT LOT AT SANDY VALLEY ROAD AND HIGHWAY 160: from The STRIP:
Take I-15 South to I-215 West to Durango. Exit Durango heading LEFT (South). This is a local road thru a few traffic lights for a couple of miles. At Blue Diamond Highway (Rt. 160) go RIGHT heading toward Pahrump. After several miles you will come to the junction of 160 and 159 (to Red Rock Canyon)- GO STRAIGHT. Beyond this point you will continue another 13 miles, passing the summit of Mt. Potosi. You will come up to Lovell Canyon Road on your right. This is the start/ finish line. Drop your other runners, and driver continue along highway 160 another roughly 2.5 miles. On your LEFT you will see Sandy Valley Road (dirt road). Take this LEFT, then follow the volunteer's instructions to diagnol park along the east side of Sandy Valley Road. Total distance from most areas of The Strip is 30 miles. Plan on about 30-40 minutes drive.
DIRECTIONS TO THE DIRT LOT AT SANDY VALLEY ROAD AND HIGHWAY 160: from Henderson, Boulder City, East Las Vegas:
Follow directions above (from The Strip) starting with I-215 West. From my house in Green Valley, Henderson it is 35 miles and takes me around 35-40 minutes.
DIRECTIONS TO THE DIRT LOT AT SANDY VALLEY ROAD AND HIGHWAY 160: from Summerlin:
Take Charleston Blvd (159) West crossing over the 215. Continuing South on Highway 159 you will pass Red Rock Canyon, Bonnie Springs, and the town of Blue Diamond. At the junction of 159 and Highway 160 (Blue Diamond Highway) take a RIGHT heading west toward Pahrump. From this junction it is roughly 13 miles to Lovell Canyon Road. A few miles after reaching the summit of Mt. Potosi you will come up to Lovell Canyon Road. Follow the directions above (from The Strip). From Red Rock Station Casino at Charleston and the 215 it is roughly 32 miles and 35-40 minutes drive.
DIRECTIONS TO THE DIRT LOT AT SANDY VALLEY ROAD AND HIGHWAY 160: from Southern California:
Take 1-15 North to I-215 West. Follow directions above (from The Strip).
DIRECTIONS TO THE DIRT LOT AT SANDY VALLEY ROAD AND HIGHWAY 160: from Utah:
Take 1-15 South to I-215 West. Follow directions above (from The Strip).
DIRECTIONS TO THE DIRT LOT AT SANDY VALLEY ROAD AND HIGHWAY 160: from Arizona:
Crossing over Hoover Dam bypass bridge continue along Highway 93. This will become 93/95/515. Continue to Lake Mead Parkway and head West. This will become I-215 West. Follow directions above (from The Strip).