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Quartz Creek Trail

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Other Names

White Mountains National Recreation Area, Nome Creek, Moose Creek, Champion Creek, Quartz Creek, Mt. Prindle Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

This old mining trail starts out off Nome Creek Road and heads north about 16 miles and ends at Quartz Creek. The trail crosses several streams and is very rocky with some steep and narrow switchbacks. Camping can be found at the end of the trail or at Mt. Pindle Campground.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (64 inches)vehicles under 1,500lbs curb weight and 64 inches wide permitted
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth OnlyRiders 17 and younger are required to wear a helmet.
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
CommentTrail is open to use by motorized vehicles with a total Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of less than 1,500 lbs.


AreaMotorized Trails
LandBLM, Nat Recreation


Tent: $6.00
RV: $6.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Mount Prindle Campground Fee


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityFairbanks, AK
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Fairbanks, AK
1) Take SR-6 north about 45 miles
2) Turn left (north) onto Nome Creek Road, continue about 10 miles
3) Trailhead is on the left.


Contact InfoBLM - Fairbanks District Office
1150 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709-3844
(907) 474-2200



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Miles Of Trail16
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2450 to 3000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly 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 some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national recreation area has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national recreation area has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national recreation area has no roads.None
ShadeThis national recreation area has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (SW)Sourdough Fuel (907) 457-4663
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (SW)Sourdough Fuel (907) 457-4663
Potable Water WaterOn SiteMt. Prindle Campground (907) 474-2200
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (SW)Riverview RV Park (907) 488-6392 or (888) 488-6392
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (SW)Riverview RV Park (907) 488-6392 or (888) 488-6392
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteMt. Prindle Campground (907) 474-2200
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (SW)Sourdough Fuel (907) 457-4663
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