Going Mobile Without the Traffic
Need for speed? Lander County has a variety of wheeled adventures. The Shoshone Off-Highway Vehicle Trails System straddles peaks of more than 8,000 feet. The well-marked, family-friendly trails travel through wild horse country about 25 minutes south of Battle Mountain.
Like to watch people with huge legs go fast? Check out the World Human Powered Speed Challenge and its bullet-shaped bikes from around the world every September. Highway 305 will also take you to Austin where there are 10 well-marked mountain bike trails that skedaddle all around town, hook up with the campsites at Bob Scott Summit and travel blithely through the Toiyabe Range. Want to ride like the wind? Smith Creek Valley Playa hosted the world championship land sailing competition and can certainly shiver your timbers with perfect wind conditions.
Located about 25 miles miles south of Battle Mountain in north-central Nevada, the Shoshone OHV Trail System offers a remote experience with outstanding views of majestic mountain ranges. For adventurers who want to get away from it all, yet see it all, this is the perfect place to ride.
This exciting trail system climbs to nearly 8,000 feet and travels through a variety of high desert ecosystems including pinion, juniper and a wide variety of sagebrush. It’s designed for both motorcycles and four-wheeled vehicles less than 50″ in width.
The Shoshone OHV Trail System is a high-quality trail system that is sustainable and provides environmental protection. By sharing a common vision and complying with some simple rules, you, your children, and your grandchildren will have a safe and enjoyable place to ride.
The Redrock Trailhead offers parking for big rigs, primitive camping, a concrete vault toilet, a learner loop, and warm-up loops. A kiosk and picnic tables will be installed in 2011. The trail system is open all year, however snow and mud inhibit access during the winter and wet seasons. To minimize potential disturbance to wildlife, cattle, and wild horses, use is encouraged from July 1 through November 30.
Read and heed all signs and posters and talk to fellow riders if you see activities that jeopardize the trail system. The future of this system depends on the riders. Respect the land, the wildlife, and the rights of others.
The Shoshone OHV Trail System will continue to grow, and new information will be added to this page, so please check back often.