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Iveson Ranch

Friday, April 28, 2023

Other Names

Black Rock Desert

Last Known StatusOpen

This remote homestead and ranch borders the Black Rock Desert and is within close proximity of High Rock Canyon, Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and a few local hot springs. The ranch is open year-round for camping and riding offroad vehicles. Other activities range from miles of hiking and horseback trails, rock hunting with petroglyphs and dark night skies for stargazing.

The property offers direct access to over 1,000 miles of dirt roads and trails, and has a few flat open sites for RVs and lots of space for tent camping. Shade is provided by mature poplar and fruit trees that border a shallow creek. There are a couple cabin houses plus a few beautiful 40’ remodeled storage containers with their own bathrooms (visitors should note that the ranch is completely off-grid with no cell service).

Amenities include a bath house, free ice, water and a dump station. An outdoor cooking area with a large sink is located next to an orchard that is provided for guests to cook food however organic ranch style meals are available with advanced notice. Call for rates and availability (reservations by phone only).

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Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
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 LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size320 acres
Miles Of Trail1000
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3800 to 5000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
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 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 some roads.Some
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails
LandBLM, Private


Gasoline Gasoline20-30 Miles (S)Shell (775) 557-2272
Diesel Diesel20-30 Miles (S)Shell (775) 557-2272
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (S)Pyramid Lake Marina Campground (775) 476-1156
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (S)Pyramid Lake Lodge (775) 476-0400


Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
call for camping and cabin rental rates


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityGerlach, NV
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Reno, NV
1) Take I-80 East to Exit 43
2) Turn left (north) onto Hwy 427, continue 1.5 miles
3) Turn left onto Hwy 447, continue about 75 miles
4) Veer right onto County Road 34, continue about 25 miles
5) Ranch entrance is on the left (west).


Contact InfoSylvia Fascio (Owner)
Iveson Ranch
P.O. Box 269
Gerlach, NV 89412
(775) 557-2804
Contact InfoBLM - Winnemucca Field Office
5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-1500


Iveson Ranch Trail Photo

Iveson Ranch Trail

Photo Submitted 7/26/2020 (Thanks!)

Iveson Ranch Trail Photo

Iveson Ranch Trail

Photo Submitted 7/26/2020 (Thanks!)

Iveson Ranch Trail Photo

Iveson Ranch Trail

Photo Submitted 7/26/2020 (Thanks!)

Iveson Ranch Trail Photo

Iveson Ranch Trail

Photo Submitted 7/26/2020 (Thanks!)

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