Dixie Valley is a typical Basin & Range valley east of Fallon, Nevada. Most the valley floor is part of the Fallon Naval Air Station and is closed to the public, but the foothills and mountains surrounding the valley provide many great riding opportunities.
Middlegate Station is a great staging location for OHV riders to access the trails in the Dixie Valley area. Middlegate is located on US Highway 50, The Loneliest Highway, and is approximately 45 miles east of Fallon. Visitors will enjoy the unique ambiance of this historic stage stop, which includes a bar, restaurant, and mini-mart for snacks and supplies. Overnight camping is available at no charge. Come in and try out the Famous Monster Burger!
The historic Wonder Mine is a great day trip north of Middlegate, and the Eagleville Mine is to the south.
From Fallon, head East on Highway 50 for approximately 45 miles, to Middlegate.
Rules of the Road
Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management
BLM Field Office – Stillwater
5665 Morgan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701
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