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Lousetown Road

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Long Valley Ride, Long Valley Creek, Geiger Grade, Washington Hill

Last Known StatusOpen

This long and easy county road makes for a great day ride for street legal vehicles. It winds through scenic canyons, over the ridge and across the high plains. There are some interesting old stone ruins to see, and you will probably see some wild horses.

The road is rocky in parts with a mix of trees and sage and a few simple water crossings. There are no motorcycle trails, and all of the side roads, trails, and surrounding land are off-limits or private property. Respect the residents in the area and stay only on the county road and maintain safe speeds.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNostreet legal vehicles only
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesNevada registration is not required if the vehicle is already registered in another state and will be located in Nevada for no more than 15 days.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitNo
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesSome Areasstreet legal only
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areasstreet legal only
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Cycle EnginesProhibited
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingYesNot Recommended
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
AlcoholSome Areas
Rule EnforcementManyJeep/SUV Patrol
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TERRAIN

Approx Size3,200 acres (5 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail9
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4500 to 5700 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
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 county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis county land has almost all roads.All
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe county land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis county land has some shaded areas.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis county land has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None
CommentThis is a scenic drive on a county road.  Street legal vehicles only.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails, scenic drive
LandPrivate, County Land

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)Mustang
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)Mustang
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Lockwood
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NW)Victorian RV Park (775) 356-6400
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NW)Victorian RV Park (775) 356-6400
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NW)Reno KOA (888)562-5698
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NW)Lockwood

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Prosfree, road winds through scenic canyons, long and easy
Consno actual public trails, nothing too challenging
Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended StayFull Day
Summer/Fall
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityReno, NV
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From: Reno, NV
1) Take I-80 east about 10 miles to exit 22 (Lockwood)
2) Turn right off the exit ramp, continue through town (slow)
3) Stay on main road.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Carson City Field Office
5665 Morgan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 885-6000
www.blm.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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The canyon offers great views and some interesting stone ruins from an old ranch.

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OHV at Lousetown Road Trail

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One of the last places in the America where you can see wild horses.  These were spotted about 200 yards from the pavement.

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OHV at Lousetown Road Trail

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Scenic view of Lousetown Road Trail

The road is unchallenging, but there is no shortage of things to see.

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Scenic view at Lousetown Road Trail

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Scenery from Lousetown Road Trail

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The main road climbs and descends the rolling range.  There are a number of side trails, but they are all off limits or private.

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OHV at Lousetown Road Trail

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Scenery at Lousetown Road Trail

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Scenic view at Lousetown Road Trail

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Scenic view of Lousetown Road Trail

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Scenery at Lousetown Road Trail

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OHV at Lousetown Road Trail

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There are some rocky sections like this on the road, but nothing more difficult.

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Much of the first part of the road winds along steep ravines.

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Scenery at Lousetown Road Trail

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OHV at Lousetown Road Trail

Some more shots of the wild horses near the road.

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