Featured HORSE TRAILS
Northwest of Las Vegas in the Springs Mountains National Recreation Area, the Bristlecone Pine Trail (6.1 miles) is the only horseback riding trail located outside the wilderness area. It offers scenic views of Lee Canyon Ski Area, Mummy Mountain, and serene aspen groves. The beginning of the trail winds through a picturesque forest abundant with white fir and large quaking aspen.
Southeast of Elko and northwest of Ruby Valley in the lushly forested 90,000 acres Ruby Mountain Wilderness, the 43 mile Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail runs the craggy range with lupines, bluebells, glacial lakes, bighorns and mountain goats. Note, water may be limited at times so check with the local ranger station.
North of Tonopah and south of Austin, the Toiyabe Crest National Recreation Trail is a 75 mile horseback ride rolling along crests with vistas over classic Nevada basin and range country. The Toiyabe Crest Trail cannot be accessed directly. The northern terminus is off the Kingston Trail at 7,500 feet. The southern terminus is off the South Twin River Trail at 6,100 feet.
East of Owyhee and south of Jarbidge, the Jarbidge River Trail follows rivers and climbs long rolling ridges through wildflowers. The 11.5 mile horseback riding route that passes two hot springs -- Robinson Hole on the East for of the Jarbidge River and one north of town on the Bruneau River.
Southwest of Reno and north of Yerington near Fort Churchill, the Carson River Trails offer a 20 mile round trip horseback ride on flat dirt road through high desert between mountain and alkali flats. It is part of the Yerington Multiple Use Trail System. The end of the main dirt road connects with a network of roads. The Carson River drainage is along the first road to the northeast leading to Lahonton State Recreation Area.
North of Elko and southeast of Jarbidge, the Gods Pocket Peak Trail is an 11 mile route open to horseback riding. The route runs through the Jarbidge Wildnerness Area up to the East Fork Of Jarbidge River Trail (#200).
Northeast of Tonopah and Round Mountain near Mount Jefferson, the Pasco Canyon Trail is a 21 mile route open to horseback riding. It runs through the Alta Toquima Wilderness. This horse trail is accessed from the Pasco Canyon Trailhead.
South of Carson City and southwest of Coleville, the Silver King Trail is a 14 mile route open to horseback riding. There are three good access trails to the Silver King Trail. All three start from Rodriguez Flat on the east side of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.
Northeast of Las Vegas and north of Overton near Logandale, the Logandale Trail System has 50 miles of trails open to horseback riding. The trails are dirt, sand and rock through red rock canyons along the scenic eastern boundary of Valley Of Fire State Park.
Northwest of Las Vegas in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Cottonwood Valley Multiple Use Trail System has miles of challenging horseback riding trails in the foothills of the Spring Mountains through Joshua Tree forests. The trail system carved by wild horses consists of several loops totaling 65 miles. Don't miss the Hurl Trail (5 miles), the Mustang Trail (9 miles) and the Old Spanish Trail (12 miles).