< BackScenic Driving, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Paved roads wind through mountains, desert basins, and canyons. From Lakeshore Scenic Drive and Northshore road you can see panoramic views of blue Lake Mead set against a background of colorful rugged mountains.

Northshore Road leads through areas of brilliant red boulders and rock formations. The Pearce Ferry Road crosses one of the world’s finest Joshua-tree forests. Unpaved approved backcountry roads penetrate remote regions.

Check on road conditions before traveling these routes. Take water for yourself and your vehicle and tools for emergency repairs. Drive only on paved roads or unpaved roads signed with yellow arrows.