The Dirt: Sacramento Pass Recreation Area



Sacramento Pass has a newly developed campground with OHV trails departing South towards Great Basin National Park. Multiple trail options exist with many gravel aggregate, graded roads.

Day trip options include NF 453 south of Sacramento Pass in Spring Valley. Staging options exist in a large gravel parking area off Shoshone Rd. This rocky trail climbs to Mt Washington in Great Basin National Park. Expect steep switchbacks and loose rock but the first 4.5 miles are passable in a Full size 4x4. After the old Mining area, continue southeast where the trail width grows limited.

Camping is available at the Sacramento Pass Campground managed by the BLM. The shared-use site includes limited amenities including pit toilets, shade structures, and equestrian area.


From Ely Nevada, head South-East for 50 miles on US Hwy. 50 to the Sacramento Pass trailhead.

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: US Bureau of Land Management

702 North Industrial Way
Ely, NV 89301

Phone: 775-289-1800

Fax: 775-289-1910

Enjoy the Sacramento Pass area by staying on existing trails and admiring resources without touching them. Take out everything you brought with you. Always wear protective safety gear, and never operate an OHV under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Be considerate of equestrians and all other trail users.. 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