An event with a funny name…What is Hump ‘N’ Bump?
Have you ever been to one of those events where you spend more time waiting in a line of Jeeps than you do actually driving a trail?
Where, at the end of the day, you kind of feel like this guy:
In the years past, there has been an event just North of Las Vegas that usually takes place right after SEMA finishes up…around the first week of November. The event area itself contains over 200 miles of trails, suitable for OHV, hiking and horseback riding, and also lies just north of the Valley of Fire State Park. Known as “LTS” or the Logandale Trail System, this place offers amazing scenery, sand dunes, rocks and everything in between.
Hosted by the Vegas Valley Four Wheelers for just about 38 years, Hump ‘N’ Bump is an internationally recognized, low-speed, two-day event, where participants in full-sized 4×4 off-road vehicles are guided over existing trails of varying difficulty in and around the Logandale trails and Valley of Fire recreation area. The open nature of the scenic trails and very low speeds allows for larger groups with a negligible impact on the environment.
Since 2009, Hump ‘N’ Bump has been based at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Logandale, NV. The area provides an excellent venue for this event with a bandstand stage, tables and bleachers. The location also provides hookups for up to 122 RV’s and there is a large grass area for tent camping.
During the Vendor Show this year, the MetalCloak CTI Trailer was on hand to help the participants better their suspension set-ups and get their flex on!
This event also gives back!
Proceeds from this non-profit event are donated back to the community to help keep our public lands open for off-road vehicles and to continue to provide local land access for future generations. Some of the great partners and causes supported through donations from our most recent event include:
Partners in Conservation • Logandale Volunteer Fire Dept • Metro
Blue Ribbon Coalition • Tread Lightly • Cappalappa Community Center
Boy Scouts of America • UPLA • 1 October Fund
The Matterhorn Trail
We ran a trail called “Matterhorn” during the event…a rated 6 trail suitable for slightly modified vehicles. We left a little late from the group so we took a long route outside of town to get to the trailhead, but as you can see, we saw some “interesting” as well as amazing scenery both on the way, during and on the way back from the trail. Truly an amazing place to spend a few days off the beaten path!
Taken from the Vegas Valley website, the trail description is as follows:
Minimum Tire Size: 33″
Front Locker Required: No
Rear Locker Required: No
Good for those slightly modified vehicles. A scenic ride through the Logandale hills with an awesome view overlooking the Valley of Fire State Park. Back onto the red sandstone rock area puts a nice obstacle course of short hill climbs and descents in front of you. Great optional off-camber climb just before a large hill climb that puts you back in the launch position! Matterhorn is a fun and challenging trail in the Logandale Trail System. Requirements are 35″+ tires.
It is usually run as part of the Weiser Valley Trail and usually ran from north to south but can be run either way. It is named because of a small jagged peak that is next to the trail that somewhat resembles The Matterhorn peak in Switzerland. The trail has a few fun obstacles that are slightly challenging, but not really enough to cause any carnage. There are some bypasses on some obstacles, but then what’s the fun of the going on the trail? The end of the trail is a steep v-notch climb to the top of a hill and caps the trail perfectly.
With perfect weather and a small group on the trail, it was awesome to have the time to get outside and enjoy the scenery and take some more creative photos than we usually have time for. Just another benefit of attending this cool event!
The 2020 dates for the event are changing from years past a little because of Halloween. This year the dates will be from Nov. 12-14, the weekend following SEMA. Start making your plans now!