The Dirt: Quinn Canyon Range



This OHV-accessible road system in Nye and Lincoln Counties covers several mountain ranges stretching North to South. 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 rides. The numerous trails in the area can take riders through a variety of terrain along existing two-track roads. Most trails in the area are suitable for a full size four-wheel drive vehicle. Expect OHV users to encounter exposed rocky trails, stream crossings, and significant elevation change.

Trails climb from basin sagebrush through aspen groves and into high elevation environments. The range contains numerous opportunities for primitive camping, hunting and other outdoor recreation. There are a number of historic mining and sheepherding sites and settlements in these mountains. Go prepared, and feel free to stage and camp out of the nearby Basin and Range National Monument.

Rides in the Quinn range are varied, and can be extended into nearby Basin and Range National Monument for any length of visit. During the fall and winter, road conditions can become slick and muddy, and deep snow and ice are possible. Seasonal creeks can erupt into flash floods during summer downpours. Remember to check the weather before planning a visit and always recreate responsibly.


Access to the Quinn Canyon Range can be found in pullouts along U.S. 6 to the North, Nevada State Route 375 to the West, and Basin and Range National Monument to the East. Please see our additional Dirt pages in Plan Your Visit for more information.

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: United States Forest Service

Tonopah Ranger District
1400 Erie St.
Tonopah, NV 89049

Telephone: 775-482-6286

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

Plan Your Visit