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Small ranching town with deep mining industry roots. World renowned pottery artists operate a pottery school in this tiny town and allow visitor tours. Historical cemetery on the outskirts of town marks the lives of early settlers and ranchers. This area does not provide established trails but plenty of scenic riding is available.
Distance from Elko: 54 miles (87 km)
Skill Level: Beginner
Services: None available in Tuscarora; limited along State Route 225
Map: #1 on map

 

Harrison Pass

This portion of the Humboldt National Forest rises from the valley floor to over 7,000 feet in elevation. See beautiful views of Huntington Valley from the top of the ridge. Generally double track trails through sagebrush rolling hills, aspen stands, and beaver ponds in the stream bottoms.
Distance from Elko: 42 miles (67.2 km)
Skill Level: All
Services: Limited services available in Spring Creek
Map: #2 on map

 

Big Bend/Sunflower Flat

Variety of routes for beginner to advanced bikers including Point of Rocks, Tennessee Mountain, and Martin Creek; elevation changes from 6,000 to 8,000 feet. Sweeping high desert view and abundant mountain wildlife.
Distance from Elko: 80 miles (128.8 km)
Skill Level: All
Services: All services available in Mountain City or Wildhorse Resort
Map: #3 on map

 

Hamilton Stage Road Loop

Just outside Elko city limits, this historical trail follows the Hamilton Stage Route. There are fantastic views of Elko and the old Oil Shale Mine. Side trails to the south lead to Four Mile Canyon, South Fork State Recreation Area, and the South Fork Humboldt River Canyon, route of the infamous Donner-Reed party in 1846.
Distance from Elko: 3 miles (4.8 km)
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Services: All services available in Elko
Map: #4 on map

 

Spruce Mountain:

Located 37 miles south of Wells on U.S. Highway 93. Roads to the historic mining ghost town of Spruce Mountain with abandoned structures and equipment, and to several mine sites, such as the Black Forest, and Killie mines.
Distance from Elko: 87 miles (145.3 km)
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Services: All services available in Wells
Map: #5 on map