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Four-Wheel Drive Trails

Harrison Pass

xLocated at the south end of the Ruby Mountains, these 4W trails will provide ample opportunity for wildlife viewing and scenic mountain vistas.

Distance from Elko: 65 miles (104.7 km)
Skill Level: All
Services: None available
Map: #1 on Map



Maggie Creek

Accessible both from Carlin and State Route 226, this county road is maintained gravel and dirt and very accessible by a sport utility vehicle. This route travels through a nice variety of mining and ranching areas along Maggie Creek. Plenty of wildlife is usually visible from the road.

Distance from Elko: 26 miles (42 km)
Skill Level: All
Services: All services available in Carlin, limited services along route.
Map: #2 on Map



Coal Mine Canyon

Just northeast of Elko, this well maintained dirt road provides access to several interesting 4WD trails. Plenty of rolling canyon driving makes this area fun to explore.

Distance from Elko: 12 miles (19.3 km)
Skill Level: All
Services: All services available in Elko
Map: #3 on Map



Merritt Mountain

Located north of Elko and east of Wildhorse Reservoir. Rich in historic mining culture as well as beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Near the ghost town of Patsville and Rio Tinto.

Distance from Elko: 85 Miles (138 km)
Skill Level: All
Services: All services available in Elko
Map: #4 on Map



Spruce Mountain

Located south of Wells on U.S. Highway 93. Roads wind through varied terrain offering wildlife viewing opportunities and scenic vistas.

Distance from Elko: 87 miles (145.3 km)
Skill Level: All
Services: All services available in Wells
Map: #5 on Map