Humboldt County's OHV trails give riders access to a variety of recreation areas and remote landscapes. The city of Winnemucca provides OHV enthusiasts every service, and there are a number of other small settlements providing more limited services scattered around the county.
Popular recreation areas along Highway 80 include Water Canyon, Dun Glen, and Rye Patch State Recreation Area, while along Highway 95, visitors can access the Santa Rosa Range and tour the Buckskin Loop. The single most popular OHV experience, however, is to visit the Winnemucca Dunes, located just north of the City of Winnemucca. If you want a more remote, less popular area to explore, try visiting the Slumbering Hills or the Pine Forest Range. Information about all of these OHV recreational opportunities can be found on our website. The Santa Rosa Range also provides OSV enthusiasts seasonal recreation opportunities.
High-clearance, 4WD vehicles are recommended for many of these routes. While the area around Winnemucca has cellphone service for most providers, the more remote parts of the county may be miles from service. Similarly, while Highways 80 and 95 have many towns with services for visitors, the vast expanses of rural basin and range can take visitors far from gas stations and grocery stores. Always travel prepared.
Please enjoy these popular recreation sites in Humboldt County:
- Rye Patch State Recreation Area
- Winnemucca Dunes
- Water Canyon
- Santa Rosa Range
- Buckskin Loop
- Pine Forest Range
- Slumbering Hills
- Dun Glen
Rules of the Road
Land Manager: Humboldt County
50 West 5th Street,
Winnemucca, NV 89445
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.
- Bureau of Land Management - Humboldt District
- National Fish and Wildlife Service
- Summit Lake Paiute
- Nevada State Parks