View Full Version : Lincoln County, NV Trails Day 2007

03-25-2007, 02:06 AM
June 2nd is National Trails Day, with special events taking place all over the country ranging from ATV runs, to hiking, and 4X4 adventures. This year will be the 4th year Lincoln County, NV will be hosting such events. The hosting site will be Caliente, NV, with many of the events starting from or nearby there. Caliente, is about a 2 1/2 drive from Las Vegas, NV, and about 2 hours from Cedar City, UT. Whether you want to hike, ride your horse, an ATV or drive your 4X, they have an event just for you.

I will be leading this years 4X run, which will start just outside Caliente which is located at just over 4000 in elevation. It will run through Antelope Canyon wash, North across the West face of Chief Mtn. to a Trilobite Fossil site for exploration and lunch. From there well continue heading North past the Pan American Mine and the Mountain Lion Mine, climbing to over 7000 in elevation before dropping over Manhattan Gap. Then we will carry on to the Wheeler Ranch site, Wheeler Mill and the Black Prince Mine before finally seeing asphalt again. In total, the run will be about 50 miles of dirt, most being segments of the newly created Silver State Trail being created by the BLM. The trip should take less than 8 hours total, depending on vehicle count and time spent at the sites. It rates an easy 1.5 on a 5 scale, with the hardest part being two track roads early on before we tie into the SST, which are predominantly graded roads. This is meant to be a very enjoyable, picturesque run that can be handled with virtually any high clearance 4WD vehicle and limited off roading skill. Everything from high dessert fauna, wild flowers, and Ponderosa pines to deer and elk can be seen along this run. Bring the family, your camera, and a lunch and enjoy the cool temps of historical rural Nevada. Afterward, a Dutch oven dinner will be served at Rose Park in Caliente at 5PM.

Friday, June 1st will include an easy and short sunset 4X run from Caliente, through English Canyon and stopping at an incredible view of Kershaw-Ryan State Park from 300+ feet above the park. This run is free to anyone interested, and is being done for the early birds in attendance. Sunday is open for anyone staying over wanting to do/see more sites. I could either lead or direct others where to go if wanted.

More information can be found at the Lincoln County site: http://www.lincolncountynevada.com/trailsday.html (http://www.lincolncountynevada.com/trailsday.html) Its being constantly updated so be sure to check in often if interested in attending. Early registration forms can be sent by emailing them here: Info@LincolnCountyNevada.com (Info@LincolnCountyNevada.com)

Registration varies for motorized or non-motorized, but for this run it will be $30 for individual, $40 for couples and $50 for families. Registration includes a t-shirt, Dutch oven dinner and door prize tickets.

Lodging info can also be found at the website above, but the main places to stay in Caliente are:

Shady Motel 726-3106
Caliente Hot Springs Motel 726-3777
Midway Motel 726-3199
Rainbow Canyon Motel 726-3291

RV Parks:
Agua Caliente RV Park 726-3399
Young's RV Park 726-3418

There are also 4 state parks that offer camping and RV spaces, as well as fishing and hiking activities. http://www.lincolncountynevada.com/parks.html (http://www.lincolncountynevada.com/parks.html)

Rooms tend to go fast, and the parks are popular during the summer months, so be sure to plan ahead and reserve your spots/rooms.

More/current information on my end can be found at: http://www.nevadabackroaders.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1037 (http://www.nevadabackroaders.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1037)

Hope you can make it!

bob3 was bob2
04-07-2007, 06:39 PM
Sounds like fun, I might have to try and make it.

05-28-2007, 09:02 PM
Just in case anyone was thinking of attending, they are still taking registration up to the day of the events.

05-31-2007, 05:45 PM
Well I'm off, you nut cases stay, well...er be normal I guess :o

05-31-2007, 05:55 PM
Have fun Gary, take lots of pictures.
We'll freeze all the spammers and save them for you.

What's "normal"? :confused: :cool: :D

06-17-2007, 11:45 AM
GaryB, How did the NV Trails Day go? Got pics?

06-20-2007, 08:58 AM
GaryB, How did the NV Trails Day go? Got pics?

I didn't take anymore pics really, as the the sites where the same as the ones from the album mentioned above. But a guy from my club did http://rides.webshots.com/album/559319208psGIMw

It was fun, small turn out across the board (we only had 5), though the organizers might have hit on some key points as to why. So maybe by fixing a few things and the fact they are rotating it back to Pioche next year, we might have some better success. I know being new to the organization that I noticed a few things that need to be looked into. The dutch oven dinner was awesome as usual :D

06-20-2007, 02:28 PM
Those are good pics Gary. The mines you guys visited looked interesting with lots of neat stuff laying around to see.
Glad you had a good time. :)

What did you cook in the dutch oven?

06-21-2007, 09:18 AM
Well the local Boy Scouts cooked the dinner, chicken and loaded potatoes with root beer floats for desert.