The Dirt: Mina Area Adventure Routes



This riding area encompasses the entirety of Mina, Luning, and the historic ghost town of Candelaria. The valley has some extremely flat, easy roads for speed enthusiasts, while the hills have more technical trails. While the entire area has historic sites sprinkled throughout, there is a very impressive concentration of historic sites around Candelaria. The area has a mixture of active and inactive mining and ranching areas; please respect all signage and property boundaries.

Trails in surrounding area are primarily dirt and often cross fence lines. There are several ranch, mining and utility roads that provide good access to remote areas. BLM directional signage and street signs can be found infrequently along designated routes. Secondary roads navigate cattle grazing land and historic sites. Multiple staging areas can be found along or just off of US-95.

There are multiple staging areas both immediately off of US-95 and also further removed from the highway along county roads. Be aware of fences dividing private property from public land. Please be respectful of speed limits on local and county roads. Services such as food, gas, and accommodations are available in Hawthorne and Tonopah, accessible by travelling North (Hawthorne) or South (Tonopah) along US-95. 


From Mina to Candelaria:

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management

BLM Field Office – Tonopah
1553 South Main St.
Tonopah, NV 89049


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

Plan Your Visit