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Chief Mountain OHV Area

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

White Pine County, Red Rhyolite Trail, Grey Dome Trail, Caliente, Silver State OHV Trail, Newman Canyon, Nelson Spring, Chief Mountain West, Chief Mountain South, Burnt Springs Range, Oak Springs Summit

Last Known StatusOpen

Why not be one of the first visitors to this brand new OHV area? This area offers a large staging area, clean restrooms, picnic tables, fire rings, and an informative trailhead kiosk, and two main trail loops.

Loop R (left), is better for novices, and is wide and scenic, with a few deep sand washes, and rock formations. Loop G (right) is a very fun and challenging loop that starts out rocky, with a few sand washes, and eventually breaks into some great single-track.

Be sure to thank the Dunes And Trails ATV Club for these awesome new trails.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityCaliente, NV
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From: Caliente, NV
For the Chief Mountain South Staging Area:
1) Take Hwy 93 approx. 9 miles west of Caliente
2) Turn right (north) on the dirt road at mile post 85
3) Follow dirt road to staging area, approx. 1/3 mile.

For the Chief Mountain West Staging Area:
4) Continue west past the entrance for Chief Mountain South Staging Area about 8 miles
5) Turn right (north) onto Poleline Road, continue 3.2 miles
6) Look for Silver State Trail sign and turn right (east), continue .5 miles toward staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandBLM

RATINGS

Prosgood scenery, free, nice/clean facilities at staging area, good map at kiosk, some sections of great single track
Conssome very tiresome rocky sections, trails a little hard to follow (loops are not clear enough)
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
spring/early summer
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles164
Miles Of Trail50
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation6000 to 6800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis BLM land has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has no rider traffic on typical days.None
ShadeThis BLM land has some shaded areas.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has some hazards.Some(hazards not marked)
deep ravines/washes
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little
CommentG-loop is the best - starts off rocky, but gets better

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
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 MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitteda few of the trails are too narrow for quads
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknownNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

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

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (E)Caliente - Grover C. Dils Medical Center (775) 726-3171
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)Jerry's Sinclair (775) 726-3189
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)Jerry's Sinclair (775) 726-3189
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (E)Young's RV Park (775) 726-3418
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (E)Young's RV Park (775) 726-3418
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (E)Young's RV Park (775) 726-3418
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Jerry's Sinclair (775) 726-3189
Swimming Swim Area20-30 Miles (SE)Kershaw-Ryan State Park (775) 726-3564
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (E)Newman Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (NE)Echo Canyon State Park Boat Ramp (775) 962-5103

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Caliente Field Station
US Hwy 93 P.O. Box  237
Caliente, NV 89008
(775) 726-8100
eyfoweb@blm.gov
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoDunes And Trails ATV Club
dunesandtrailsatv@gmail.com
dunesandtrails@yahoo.com
www.dunesandtrailsatv.org

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Chief Mountain Trail Photo

Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

This is a section of the Grey Dome Trail. A little rocky but nothing too difficult.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

A kiosk can be found at the staging area.

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

Chief Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

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Scenic view at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

A view of the Red Rhyolite Trail.

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

This guestbook can be found along the Red Rhyolite Trail (don't forget to sign it!).

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

Another slightly rocky section.

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A trail at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

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Scenic view of Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

Chief Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

Chief Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

A section of the Red Rhyolite Trail that is surrounded by Joshua Trees and scrub brush. Most of the area has sparse vegetation but is still very scenic.

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

Some sections consists of fun sandy washes. The two-strokes handle this well.

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

Chief Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

Chief Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

Chief Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

This trail starts at the Chief Mountain South Staging Area and connects to the rest of the trail system.

Chief Mountain Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

The Chief Mountain South Staging Area offers plenty of room for large trailers. The staging area is flat and has a vault toilet, several picnic tables, trash cans and a map kiosk. There is no fee to camp or ride but stays are limited to 14 days.

Chief Mountain Trail Photo

Amenities at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

A couple of picnic tables at the Chief Mountain South Staging Area. The area is surrounded by various juniper trees and is well maintained.

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OHV at Chief Mountain OHV Area Trail

Some scenic canyons on the way into Caliente, Nevada.

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