Rachel, NV and Tikaboo Valley Map


Map of Sand Spring Valley, Rachel, NV and Tikaboo Valley. It shows the location of Area 51, the Main Gate and the Back Gate, the Black Mailbox, and several other locations that may be of interest for visitors to the area. For a larger scale map and driving directions to Area 51 click here.

In the table below NY... and LN... refers to the Nye and Lincoln County mile markers along Hwy. 375. Latitude and Longitude are the GPS coordinates of the location.

# Description Location Latitude
north
Longitude
west
0 Area 51 (Tower)   37°14.428' 115°48.528'
1 Queen City Summit (5960 ft.) NY 45.85 37°45.129' 115°56.733'
2 Nye / Lincoln County Line LN 0 /
NY 49.36
37°43.329' 115°53.671'
3 Town of Rachel LN 10.0 37°38.801' 115°44.760'
4 Intersection of Hwy. 375 and Back Gate Road LN 11.4 37°38.063' 115°43.181'
5 Area 51 Back Gate (Rachel Back Gate) - Here you get to see the guard shack. It is legal to drive right up to the barrier 10.2 mi from 4 37°35.641' 115°53.924'
6 Coyote Summit (5591 ft.) LN 16.6 37°34.331' 115°40.123'
7 Black Mailbox (now white), intersection of Hwy. 375 and Mailbox Road - Good viewing location. However, the base is right behind White Sides (the mountain with 'shoulders' on both sides) from here LN 29.6 37°27.432' 115°28.962'
8 Crescent Reservoir - 5-way intersection. Make sure you get the right turn here. The main road leads around the reservoir and to the ranch; to get to Groom Lake Road take the second road from the right. 3.9 mi from 7 37°24.063' 115°29.573'
9 Gravel Parking Area south of Hwy. 375 - Excellent viewing location, slightly higher than the Mailbox, and better angle LN 32.3 37°25.931' 115°26.689'
10 Intersection of Hwy. 375 and Groom Lake Road LN 34.6 37°24.892' 115°24.586'
11 Intersection of Groom Lake Road and Ranch Road 4.2 mi from 10
1.0 mi from 8
37°23.456' 115°28.823'
12 Intersection of Groom Lake Road and Mailbox Road - Coming from the Mailbox, turn right onto Groom Lake Road here 5.2 mi from 10
1.1 mi from 8
37°23.137' 115°29.826'
13 Area 51 Main Gate - Do not continue past the warning signs. Look for the cammos on nearby hills. Security cameras on the hill to your left 13.8 mi from 10 37°21.068' 115°38.813'
14 Hancock Summit (5592 ft.) LN 37.5 37°25.832' 115°22.432'
15 Horneys Rest Stop - Roadside rest near Hancock summit, some shade, picnic tables LN 38.1 37°26.372' 115°22.614'
16 Powerlines Overlook - Excellent high elevation view point in the mountains behind the Black Mailbox. Requires 4WD 4.3 mi
from 15
37°27.541' 115°25.437'
17 Tikaboo Peak - The closest view spot for Area 51. Requires 4WD and a somewhat strenuous hike 25.8mi f.Area 51 37°20.654' 115°21.543'
18 Groom Lake Road Guard Shack - Hidden behind a curve well inside the restricted area, do not attempt to go there. 0.85 mi from 13 37°20.750' 115°39.610'
19 Bald Mountain Radio and Surveillance Facility 15.0mi f.Area 51 37°26.967' 115°44.023'
20 White Sides (Former Area 51 View Spot) 13.3mi f.Area 51 37°22.114' 115°37.681'
21 Freedom Ridge (Former Area 51 View Spot) 11.1mi f.Area 51 37°20.077' 115°38.679'

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