The Dirt: Beatty To Goldfield Adventure Route



The Beatty to Goldfield Adventure Route covers approximately 115 miles of beautiful and varied Nevada desert and mountain terrain. 

Trails between Beatty and Goldfield consist of mining roads and 4WD routes that cross-cross the entire region. The first leg of this suggested route will take you from the town of Beatty, through the mountains to the old ghost town of Gold Point. This historic mining town is an OHV-friendly stopping place with a restaurant, bar, and cabins. The second leg of the journey goes north to the town of Goldfield, and the third segment of the trail travels north to Tonopah. Riders will pass multiple historic mining sites, beautiful geologic features, Joshua tree and cactus forests, and may see a wild burro or two.


Roads are generally two-track dirt roads, and high clearance, 4WD vehicles are recommended. During wet weather, roads may be impassable in many areas in the canyons and on the flats, so travel with caution.


  • From Beatty, begin at Flourspar Canyon Rd, approximately 1 mile south of Beatty on Highway 95.
  • To start at the north end of the route, in Goldfield, the trail begins on the west end of 4th Street. Staging is allowed at the Goldfield Visitor Center, off of Hwy 95 at 1st Street.

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management

BLM Field Office - Tonopah
1553 South Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049

Telephone: (775) 482-7800

Motor vehicles are permitted on designated trails only.

Always plan ahead and prepare for uncertainty. Travel with warm clothing, first aid, food, water and appropriate tools to fix a problem.
Traveling in groups is always a good idea, as well as informing someone of where you will be going.

  • Register Your Vehicle
  • Make sure your vehicle is equipped with a spark arrestor
  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Trail Users

Leave No Trace

Tread Lightly

Historic Preservation

Plan Your Visit