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Enjoy the LTS by staying on marked trails and admiring resources without touching them. Take out everything you brought with you to the site.

If your follow these simple instructions, the LTS will be available to enjoy for years to come.


  • All operators of off-highway vehicles must comply with Nevada laws and regulations when operating on public lands.
  • Stay on marked roads and trails and do not expand the trails. Use your skill to remain within the trail boundaries- widening the trails can harm the plants and animals in the LTS.
  • All ATV and motorcycle operators should wear a safety helmet meeting U.S. Department of Transportation safety standards.
  • It is unsafe to ride double on an ATV.
  • Vehicles operated on public lands must have a muffler and a spark arrester.
  • Children under 16 operating off-highway vehicles should be supervised by an adult.
  • Slow down when approaching other recreationists. This includes those on vehicles or on foot or horseback. Let others pass as needed and be patient. This is for everybody's safety and enjoyment.
  • Never do something you are not comfortable doing. Avoid obstacles that are beyond your skill level.
  • Slow down when you cannot see the upcoming trail. The LTS has trails on many hills, and even cliffs, that would be very dangerous if approached at high speeds.
  • Wear proper safety gear for the type of vehicle you are operating. This includes
  • Goggles
  • Shoes. No sandals are appropriate for ATV usage.
  • Long sleeves and long pants, or other protective clothing.
  • Helmet
  • Do not ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Make sure that that the ATV is right for your age.
  • Ride the trails with a partner.

Pack It In, Pack It Out
When bringing food or other items into the LTS, be sure to take them with you when you leave. Trash left behind can attract scavengers, including ravens that prey upon young desert tortoises. This applies to all items, not just trash. When hiking, riding, or doing other activities in the LTS, make sure that all of your things are secured. Sometimes riders are unaware that their things have fallen off.

When you see the rock art, or petroglyphs, left in the LTS hundreds of years ago, admire and appreciate it without touching it. These drawings are very sensitive, including to human contact. The petroglyphs and other cultural artifacts are considered sacred to the Moapa Band of Paiutes, the American Indian tribe whose ancestors inhabited the area. Be respectful of the petroglyphs and the importance they signify. Do not remove them or draw on them.