What to See and Do
Hiking and Biking
Dead Horse Loop Trail
This trail that is open to hikers and bikers is a great place to see cactus and other native plants. Going counterclockwise along this oval trail, which is 47 minutes northwest of Dispersed-Jean/Roach Dry Lakes, eliminates most of the incline, but you will still have a few switchbacks to cross. While there is a bathroom at the first parking lot for this trail, the second one is closer to the trailhead.
Length: 3.8 miles
Goodsprings RR Ridge Loop
This loop trail that is 22 minutes northwest of Dispersed-Jean/Roach Dry Lakes has a few hilly spots. You will love seeing the old mining equipment along this gravel path. The scenery, including Joshua trees and yucca, is breathtaking. Hike this trail during the cooler parts of the day as there is no shade.
Length: 2.3 miles
Sheep Mountain Trail
This trail that starts 14 minutes southwest of Dispersed-Jean/Roach Dry Lakes provides outstanding views of the McCullough Mountains to the east and the Spring Mountains. Consider hiking this trail on the weekends to watch the gliders. This trail gains over 1,000 feet in elevation.
Length: 2 miles
Fishing and Boating
One unique place you can go fishing is at the Boulder City Urban Pond in Veteran's Memorial Park, which is 51 minutes northeast of Dispersed-Jean/Roach Dry Lakes. You can expect to catch rainbow trout, bluegill, and channel catfish. A mere 45 minutes northeast of Dispersed-Jean/Roach Dry Lakes is the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which consists of more than 290 square miles of water surface. Several fish species live here, including striped bass, large- and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, and rainbow trout.
Outside of Jean is a great place to climb. Called the Jean Boulders, they consist of three miles of granite outcroppings. Most of the climbs are between 10 and 15 feet tall. Turn on the dirt road near the prison, and go about 8.5 miles to reach this location. The Red Rock National Conservation Area, 42 minutes northwest of Dispersed-Jean/Roach Dry Lakes, offers plenty of climbing opportunities for all skill levels.
Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, which is 26 minutes northeast of Dispersed-Jean/Roach Dry Lakes, is a great place to spot wildlife. Visitors often spot bighorn sheep, mule deer, coyotes, and jackrabbits. This can also be an excellent spot for bird-watching, and you may spot hawks, hummingbirds, and roadrunners. Clark County Wetlands Park, 47 minutes northeast of Dispersed-Jean/Roach Dry Lakes, contains four unique ecosystems, making it a haven for more than 70 species of mammals and over 310 types of birds.
There are several places you can have a leisurely picnic that are only a half-hour north of Dispersed-Jean/Roach Dry Lakes. Mountain's Edge Regional Park has several covered picnic areas along with a playground, restrooms, and a walking path. At Anthem Hills Park & Anthem East Trailhead, there are picnic shelters as well as tables and barbecues. The picnic areas in Exploration Peak Park in the Mountain's Edge Community are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The park's Old West theme makes it a fun place to enjoy a meal.