Are there snakes on the trail? What type of snakes do you have here? YES…we have snakes in the River Mountains…and along the trail and even on the trail from time to time. We have Rattlesnakes, several varieties such as Western Diamondback, the Southwest Speckled and the Sidewinder. You see Gopher snakes, lizards, and horny toads, too. You’ll see the snakes early morning and early evening to dark. Rattlesnakes usually give you plenty of warning….just back away and leave them alone.
One day last fall while picking up trash along the trail with my grippers, up near the powerlines at Railroad Pass, I almost stepped on a rattlesnake. I think he was a Speckled about 30″ long. Needless to say that piece of trash is still there today. And yes, it gave me warning, but not as much as I would have liked.