The Dirt: Elko County



Elko County is home to many remote and unique recreation experiences! This georeferenced county-wide map shows all OHV routes throughout the entire county, but be sure to check out Off-Road Nevada's other postings for specific riding areas within Elko County:

Northern Elko County
Wild Horse State Recreation Area
Ruby Mountains
Tabor Creek to Metropolis Ghost Town
Midas Area OHV Roads

Elko is also a popular destination for winter OSV (Over-Snow Vehicle) recreation. Wild Horse State Recreation Area and the Ruby Mountains contain fun snow areas. Find out more about winter recreation in the Ruby Mountains here: 
Lamoille Canyon OSV 
Ruby Mountains OSV


I-80 runs through the heart of Elko County. The towns of Elko and Wells are great places to start an adventure in Elko County. See our other OHV Trail postings within Elko County for more detailed directions to popular OHV routes and areas!

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: BLM - Elko District Office

3900 Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801

Email: BLM_NV_ELDOwebmail@blm.gov

Phone: 775-753-0200

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.

While there are a number of user created play areas and OHV trails, it is best practice to follow leave no trace and tread lightly principles. Users are encouraged to stay on existing roads and trails. Plenty exist in this area! Always ride within your limits and be courteous to other trail users. 

  • 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

Land Manager

Plan Your Visit