Roberts Creek Mountain - Trail, Eureka, Nevada

Roberts Creek Mountain - Trail, Eureka, Nevada


A nice ride up Vinini Creek Road with views of sometimes snow-covered peaks. In a few miles you reach a saddle (approx. elev. 8,000 feet) and from there you should be able to ride south on Roberts Creek Road to Roberts Creek Ranch, then east on the old Pony Express route and north on Garden Pass Road over Henderson Summit and back to the trailhead. That should be a 25- to 30-mile ride. I didn''t do that loop, however. Instead, at the saddle I rode and walked straight up the hill toward Roberts Creek Mountain. At 8,965 feet (this was on May 29, 2005) I encountered snowfields and an ice-filled lake, so I was not able to get any nearer to the summit. Just as well, because a storm was quickly approaching and I had to outrace it and get back to my car. By 5:00 p.m. that day in Eureka (approx. elev. 6,400) it was 45 degrees and rainiong, and I bet it was snowing where I had been just four hours earlier.


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[Jun 05, 2005]
Cross Country Rider

An enjoyable ride up Vinini Creek Road to the saddle. Great views of the Ruby Mountains and other ranges from the rough track that goes up the hill from the saddle toward Roberts Creek Mountain. Next time I'd like to do the whole loop or reach the summit. Parts of this area are proposed for federal Wilderness designation, and it would be a shame if they become Wilderness, because they would be off-limits to bikes.

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