Tracks south of town - TRAIL

Tracks south of town - Trail, Elko, Nevada

Forget Fruita! There''s Elko.

Well, that''s an exaggeration, but Elko does offer a fairly nice ride if you need a break while driving between California and Utah or Colorado on I-80.

A customer at the T-Rix bike shop directed me to this trail network. Unfortunately, I got there shortly before dark so I could ride only 3.25 miles out and back. I rode on a doubletrack that heads out into the rolling hills, and it was a pleasant ride and a nice workout. I was told that the network out there goes for miles, and I did see branching trails at regular intervals. Apparently no map is available, so you''re on your own.

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boisebomber   Cross Country Rider [Jun 29, 2007]

just wanted to concur with soulman9 as i too have ridden these trials. you make you own tour, but keeping landmarks in site, you won't get lost . trails range between rolling trails to short sharp hills. you will wear yourself out. not too many babyheads , but a mixture of rock and talcum powder. some really tuff section but I would rate system overall at low end of advanced.

Customer Service

i started at a TH in a subdivison past hopital. t-rex bike shop has more info on this.

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4
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4
bill sullivan   Racer [Jun 05, 2007]

Lots of single track and ATV tracks to follow in the area south of town. The motocrossers keep the single tracks wide enough and well packed. T-rex Bike Shop is a great resource for parts and info.

Customer Service

A nice alternative is to ride SW out of town on Bullion rd.
After a couple of miles turn left on the old stage rd (marked)
Follow the pavement to the end of the houses, then follow the
dirt road across the flats and into the canyon. Stay to the right on the old stage road for a long loop back into town or keep left to reach the areas accessed via Elko Summit Drive.

Similar Products Used: The number of trails is endless. Riding is best early morning and evening. Days are usually hotter and windier. Just enough ATV's and
motocrossers sharing the trails to make it friendly.
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5
VALUE
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4
Charles Hall   Cross Country Rider [May 17, 2007]

The trails south of Elko are very extensive and there is a some really great trails if you explore for a while. There are few markers or maps, but if you use Google Earth you can find your way around and get a good grasp of what's out there. I have lived in Elko for about a year and I am still finding singletrack and sweet downhills all over the place.

Customer Service

Ride out of town on Wilson Rd. (it becomes bullion Rd. out of town) and make a left on to Hamilton Stage Rd. Hamilton Stage becaome a dirt road and heads to the hills. Take a left into the canyon where the raod forks. Follow this road up the canyon (known as Four Mile Canyon). From this trail you can break off on to left on several trails or ride all the way to the top for a great view of the Ruby Mtns. and a great downhill back to Bullion rd.

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4
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3
mountaingirl1961   Cross Country Rider [Apr 10, 2007]

This is pretty fun after-work riding for those living in or visiting Elko. There are a lot of potential loops... some single track, some double track, a lot of it steep and loose so mind your p's and q's. Once you get your basic bearings you can get lost out there for hours, and if you like an ecosystem full of juniper trees and rolling hills it's darned pretty, with some killer views from the high points. Nothing too technical and as aerobic as you want to make it... just be comfortable with steep stuff originally made by motorized users. If you're not you'll be walking a bunch and probably healthier for doing it. Spring is the best time to ride, particularly in the cool of morning when the flowers are out. Lots of phlox, buttercups, Indian paintbrush and lupine tucked in among the sagebrush. This gets really dusty and hot in the summer.

Customer Service

From the intersection of Bullion Road and 12th street, ride west out paved Bullion Road to Hamilton Stage Road (dirt - left fork). Take that dirt road into a little canyon. Stay left at the next fork, take an ATV trail right through a little ditch, and start climbing. At the 4 way intersection take the left trail... cross the flat and climb up to the top of a hill for a fun series of whoop-de-dos on a wide ATV track downhill. Watch speed, it can get loose. This is about an 8 mile loop, with a little extra wandering it's easy to integrate these trails into a 15-20 mile ride. Heading up from the cattle guard off of 5th Street/Lamoille Highway accesses the system from the other end and offers a lot of fun options, too.

Similar Products Used: Ruby Crest Trail - Hamilton to Green Mountain. G Loop and Ice Plant Trails in Ely.
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3
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2
soulman9   Racer [Feb 03, 2007]

This large system of trails just south of Elko has a number of loops which you can tie together, for rides of 3 to 20+ miles. Lots of singletrack and some doubletrack. Lots of very fast rolling terrain, with some techy sections and steep climbs. All started out as cow trails, and with motorcycle use have become more established. Best time to ride the system is in the early summer; anytime before August. After that, the trails become so dusty they are a pain to ride on.

Customer Service

An alternate access route (which is easier to ride to than the summit trailhead from town) is to go South on 5th street from the city center, across the river, and around a sweeping left-hand turn. Continue on a few hundred yards, and you will see a cattle guard on the right hand side. Turn onto the road and cross the cattle guard. Ride up the main dirt road, and eventually there will be the proper trailheads for a few different trails. From there the whole system is accessable.

Similar Products Used: The chutes, which is included in this system of trails. A 2 mile section of trail in the bottom of a dry creek bed. Lots of riding on the walls of the ravine and a few small drops. Super fun! A must for every time you ride there. It's kind of hard to find, but if you do, they're well worth it!
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4
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3
imtnbke   Cross Country Rider [Aug 29, 2006]

As stated in my description.

Customer Service

As stated in my description.

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3
VALUE
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2
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