The Dirt: Lander and Eureka Counties



Check out Off-Road Nevada's postings for these OHV trails and networks within Lander and Erueka Counties:

Austin-Toiyabe Trail System
This trail system is generally multi-use and caters to OHV, equestrian, mountain bike, and pedestrian activities, so riders should be prepared to meet a variety of trail users on their ride. The trail system takes riders through a variety of terrain, and generally follow existing two-track roads. Most trails in the area are suitable for a full size, 4-wheel drive vehicle. Expect OHV users to encounter exposed rocky trails, stream crossings, and significant elevation change.

Shoshone Trail System
The Shoshone OHV Trail System highlights great opportunities for OHV riding in the remote areas of Lander County in central Nevada.  Shoshone OHV Area is the first specifically designed Off-Road Vehicle complex in the state and includes over 60 miles of trail on BLM land.

Battle Mountain - Copper Basin
Battle Mountain is located right off I-80 between Winnemucca and Elko. This retro town in Nevada’s “Cowboy Corridor” offers plenty of activities, including thousands of acres in BLM lands for OHVs to explore. 


Multiple recreation areas can be located by taking US-50 East or I-80 East. Major towns along the I-80 are Winnemucca, Battle Mountain and Elko. Major cities along US-50 are Austin and Eureka. Many recreation areas will be located off of dirt roads that spur from the highway systems. See trail postings linked above for more detailed directions to parking and staging areas.

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management - Mount Lewis Field Office

50 Bastian Road
Battle Mountain, NV 89820

Email: BLM_NV_BMDOwebmail@blm.gov

Phone: 775-635-4000

Motor vehicles are permitted on designated trails only. For local regulations regarding OHV use on county roads, visit the BLM OHV Website https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreation/OHV.

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

Land Manager

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