The Dirt: Shoshone Trail System



The Shoshone OHV Trail System highlights great opportunities for OHV riding in the remote areas of Lander County in central Nevada.  Shoshone OHV Area is the first specifically designed Off-Road Vehicle complex in the state, and includes over 60 miles of trail on BLM land. Riders will experience amazing views of surrounding mountain ranges, pine ridges and high-desert ecosystems. The trails are designed to provide users with a variety of terrain and difficulty levels – there is something for everyone.

Trailhead includes plenty of room for staging and dry camping area and has a vault toilet. There are also several unimproved campsite locations across the complex. The Mill Creek recreation Area campground is a short 6 miles away from the trailhead, although you will need to go back out onto SR305 and head south to Red Rock Canyon Road to access the Shoshone trail system from camp. It is located 20 miles south of Battle Mountain, Nevada on State Route (SR) 305 and is signed. From the turn-off you will travel four miles on a maintained gravel road to the recreation site entrance.


From Interstate 80 in Battle Mountain, head south on State Route (SR) 305 for approximately 25 miles. Turn left onto Red Rock Canyon Road and head east for about 4 miles on the maintained gravel road. The recreation site entrance will be on your right, and is signed.

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management

BLM Field Office – Mount Lewis
50 Bastian Road
Battle Mountain, NV 89820

Telephone: 775-635-4000

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

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