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Shoshone OHV Trail System

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Alt Names

Shoshone Range OHV Trail System, Red Rock Canyon, Red Rock Spring, Horse Mountain, Wilson Pass, Mill Creek Summit, Goat Canyon, Jacks Canyon, Smith Flat, The Outback, Lander County

Last Known StatusOpen

After years of planning, the BLM officially opened this trail system to the public in 2010. The main staging area has a vault toliet, a kiosk and direct access to designated beginner loops. The parking area was level and graveled but was a little overgrown due to lack of use.

Vegetation is sparse and is mostly sagebrush with the occasional juniper and pinion tree. There is no fee for camping or riding, making this a decent spot to camp and ride for a couple days, just bring water and shade.

The main entrance road is hardpacked with a couple steep but short climbs. The staging area (Red Rock) is located 3.5 miles past the cattleguard, and while there is room for long trailers, the main road has some turns that are narrow and twisty.

Cell and internet coverage is weak at Red Rock, but a turnoff/alt staging area is located about two miles in from the highway that has stronger connection (Verizon).

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Nearest CityBattle Mountain, NV
AddressRed Rock Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820
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From: Battle Mountain, NV
1) Take SR-305 south about 25 miles
2) Turn left (east) on Red Rock Canyon Road (look for the only cottonwood tree on the left)
3) Proceed past cattleguard and continue on dirt/gravel road about 4 miles
4) Look for sign on the left for Shoshone OHV Area, turn here.

**Note: The main entrance road is narrow and has a couple steep but short hill climbs - is possible to get a trailer in but 4WD recommended.**




Prosfree, remote, nice desert scenery
Conslong entrance road, no water, weak cell and internet signal
Our RatingRatingFair
Recommended StayHalf Day
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Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round but use encouraged from July 1 through November 30.
Reciprocity OfferedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areassmall campfires permitted in non-combustible fire ring
Night RidingYesheadlights and taillights required for night riding
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
Emergency / Law EnforcementNone
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.




Contact InfoBLM - Mount Lewis Field Office
50 Bastian Road
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
(775) 635-4000
(775) 635-4166
Contact InfoBattle Mountain Chamber of Commerce
625 S. Broad Street
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
(775) 635-8245


Shoshone OHV Trail Photo

Shoshone OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 11/20/2013 (Thanks!)

Shoshone OHV Trail Photo

Honda Motorcycle On Trail With Mountain Backdrop

Photo Submitted 5/18/2019 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size9,500 acres (15 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail60
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation5000 to 8000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has no rider traffic on typical days.None
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
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


First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (N)Battle Mountain General Hospital (775) 635-2550
Gasoline Gasoline20-30 Miles (N)Flying J Travel Plaza (775) 635-5424
Diesel Diesel20-30 Miles (N)Flying J Travel Plaza (775) 635-5424
Potable Water Water20-30 Miles (N)Clark Park (775) 635-9600 or  (775) 635-2280
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (N)Clark Park (775) 635-9600 or  (775) 635-2280
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (N)Clark Park (775) 635-9600 or  (775) 635-2280
Primitive Camping CampgroundBattle Mountain, NVMill Creek Campground (775) 635-4000
Convenience Store Conv Store20-30 Miles (N)Flying J Travel Plaza (775) 635-5424
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (W)Rye Patch State Reservoir  (775) 538-7321
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (N)Mill Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (W)Rye Patch State Reservoir  (775) 538-7321
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