Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument is located less than 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. The monument is 35 square miles and stretches along US Highway 95 north of Aliante and Centennial Hills to Creech Air Force Base.
Getting Here by Plane
Las Vegas International Airport is the closest major airport.
Getting Here by Bus
Bus service from Las Vegas to Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument is available through the Regional Transportation Commission. Route #119 travels from the Las Vegas Strip to Elkhorn and Aliante Parkway in North Las Vegas. For route times, visit http://www.rtcsnv.com/wp-content/uploads/routes/2014/09/119.pdf.
Getting Here by Bike
Las Vegas and North Las Vegas are bike-friendly cities. Bicycle routes, bicycle lanes and shared-use paths are available from Las Vegas to the Southern portion of the park in both the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. For bike route maps, visit http://www.rtcsnv.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/RTC_BikeMap-May2014.pdf.
Note: There are currently no bike racks in the park.
Getting Here by Car
Directions: from I-95 North or South take exit 93/Durango Rd. north. Follow Durango road north past Floyd Lamb park to where Durango ends at Moccassin. There is ample parking at Moccassin Rd. Access the monument by entering past the cable fence.
Last updated: November 1, 2018