- Mt. Wilson Backcountry Byway KMZ
- Mt. Wilson Backcountry Byway GPX
- Mt. Wilson Backcountry Byway PDF
- Georeferenced Avenza Maps
Approximately 81 mile scenic point-to-point route through the Wilson Creek Mountain Range of NE Lincoln County. Trail begins and ends on US Highway 93; from Pioche at the Southern end, to the Pony Springs rest area at the northern terminus of the Byway route.
Most of the roads are native dirt roads, and passable by full sized 4xd high-clearance vehicles. A short portion of the route is paved, between Pioche and Spring Valley State Park. To drive this as a full loop, you will have to complete the route on the state highway. Licensed, street-legal vehicles only.
The Mt. Wilson Backcountry Byway starts and ends on U.S-93, either in Pioche or 25 miles north of Pioche at the Pony Springs Rest Area.
Rules of the Road
Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management
BLM Field Office – Caliente
1400 South Front Street
Caliente, NV 89008
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