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Peavine Canyon

Friday, August 19, 2016

Alt Names

Peavine Creek Dunes, Peavine Creek, Horse Canyon, Big Smokey Valley, Arc Dome Wilderness, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, Tom's Canyon, Peavine Creek Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

Peavine Canyon (not to be confused with Peavine Mountain north of Reno) is located northeast of Tonopah near the Arc Dome Wilderness in the Toiyabe Mountain Range.

The campground, surrounded by aspen, cottonwood and willow trees, is popular with horseback riders and hunters. Peavine Creek, which flows through the campground, is small and shallow, but never dry.

The dirt dune play area near the outer entrance is the most fun and challenging terrain that you will encounter here since most of the trails consist of dirt roads and jeep trails, and many are closed to OHVs or motorized vehicles. Most of the motorized trails begin about 5 miles north of the campground.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityCarvers, NV
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From: Las Vegas, NV
1) 95 N to Tonopah
2) From downtown Tonopah, take 6 East
3) Continue 6 East aprox 5 miles to 376 N
4) 376 N 30-40 miles
5) Look for signs for entrance to Peavine Campground (on left)
6) Follow entrance road 9 miles to Peavine Campground (follow signs).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Gravel Pit
LandBLM, National Forest

RATINGS

Prossecluded, pretty in fall (aspens), camping on the creek, good scenery, cool dirt mound play area near entrance
Consmany trails closed to OHV, mostly roads and jeep trails, many dead ends, far from civilization and services
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
nice for easy trail ride, if you want to focus more on camping than riding
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles200
Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation6000 to 8000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has many water crossings.Many
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Fewat gravel pit (dirt mounds) N38.33.832 W117.15.854
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Fewat gravel pit (dirt mounds) N38.33.832 W117.15.854
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has few sand or gravel pits.Fewat gravel pit (dirt mounds) N38.33.832 W117.15.854
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has no rider traffic on typical days.None
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has no hazards.None
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has almost all beginner terrain.All
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has no intermediate level terrain.None
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None
Commentmostly roads and jeep trails, no real challenges, but great scenery in the Fall season - many aspens

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenOpen May 1 - October 31
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesSome Areas
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areas
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome Areas
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Some Areas
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionRecommended, popular
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
small campground available, plus wilderness camping
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingYesNot Recommended
Cross CountrySome Areas
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areasno shooting in or near campground
Emergency / Law EnforcementNone
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
Commentsecluded, popular for horseback riding and hunting

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (S)Nye Regional Medical Center (775) 482-6233
Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (S)Chevron/Tonopah
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (S)Chevron/Tonopah
Potable Water Water20-30 Miles (NE)potable water
Carvers RV & Mobile Home Park (775) 377-2350
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (NE)Carvers RV & Mobile Home Park (775) 377-2350
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (NE)Carvers RV & Mobile Home Park (775) 377-2350
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SitePeavine Creek Campground (775) 482-6286
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)The General Store/Round Mountain (775) 377-2217
Swimming Swim AreaOn SitePeavine Creek
Body of Water Water BodyOn SitePeavine Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (NW)Walker Lake/Sportsmans Beach (775) 885-6000

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoHumboldt - Toiyabe National Forest - Tonopah Ranger District
P.O. Box 3940
Tonopah, NV 89049
(775) 482-6286
www.fs.usda.gov

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Peavine Canyon Trail

This remote area has a lot to offer. A quiet campground, scenic trails and panoramic views can be found here.

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OHV at Peavine Canyon Trail

One of the campsites next to Peavine Creek.

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Scenic view of Peavine Canyon Trail

The scenery is rugged but beautiful. The further you get away from the campground the trees thin out and the vegetation turns into mostly sage and rabbitbrush.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Peavine Canyon Trail

This is the entrance to Peavine Creek Campground. Each site comes with a picnic table, BBQ grill and fire ring. Most of the sites are pull through and can accommodate vehicles up to 25 feet. Camping is free but is limited to 14 days.

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OHV getting wet at Peavine Canyon Trail

Most of the trails are actually old dirt roads. Nothing challenging but what it lacks in difficulty the area makes up in scenery and remoteness.

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OHV at Peavine Canyon Trail

Another view of the trail.

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Scenery from Peavine Canyon Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Peavine Canyon Trail

Keep following the signs for Peavine Campground.

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OHV at Peavine Canyon Trail

Taking in the views.

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OHV in the water at Peavine Canyon Trail

One of the shallow creek crossings.

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OHV at Peavine Canyon Trail

One of the rocky 4x4 trails.

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OHV at Peavine Canyon Trail

If you want to get away from it all, this is the place.

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Some terrain at Peavine Canyon Trail

From a distance it looks like the Great Pyramid.

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OHV at Peavine Canyon Trail

Having a little fun!

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Peavine Canyon Trail

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OHV jumping at Peavine Canyon Trail

The play area along the right side of the access road has many small jumps.

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