The Dirt: Silver State Trail System



The Silver State Trail is a Nationally recognized OHV adventure route that has multiple trailheads around the small town of Caliente, Alamo, Pioche and Panaca Nevada. The trail loops its way around 260 miles of Nevada backcountry. The route extends north/south through Lincoln County. There are many linkages that can be made between towns, four State Parks, Mesquite and the state border. The trail is well signed with markers designating mileage and access locations. Staging areas and access roads can be found along the Great Basin HIghway, while fuel, supplies, hotels are located in the towns. Camping at the state parks.

The majority of the Silver State trail is accessible using a full size 4wd, however optional portions are designated ATV <50” only. The trail covers a variety of environments and traverses mountaintops and panoramic basins, where mule deer, elk and antelope roam and golden eagles soar.


From Caliente, the Silver state trail is quickly accessed via Antelope Canyon on the North side of town. Silver State trail access is also possible along Hwy 93, and out of Cathedral Gorge State Park near Panaca, Nevada.

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management - Caliente Field Office

More Trail Info...

1400 Front St #1

Caliente, NV 89008

Telephone: 775-726-8100

Fax: 775-726-8111

Email: eyfoweb@blm.gov

Motor vehicles are permitted on designated trails only.

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

City of Caliente OHV Regulations

Leave No Trace

Tread Lightly

Historic Preservation

Plan Your Visit