Carp Road-Lyman Crossing to Elgin

Total Miles
16.1

Elevation

1,029.12 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Carp Road-Lyman Crossing to Elgin is a 16.1-mile point-to-point trail rated 2 of 10 located in Lincoln County, Nevada. This road parallels a section of the Salt Lake, San Pedro, and Los Angeles Railroad built in 1903. The rail line now belongs to the Union Pacific Railroad. This section connected the rail stop at Lyman Crossing with the rail stop on the north end of the Rainbow Canyon at Elgin. There are still old buildings visible along the route as well as several rail bridges and a tunnel. A historic schoolhouse is located in Elgin, which makes this a destination trail. Elgin was an important stop for water back in the day. The Bradshaw family homesteaded the area in 1880 and the importance of education for local ranch family children was so important to the Bradshaw family that they built the school house in 1922. Elgin hosted a post office from 1913 until 1966. Cell phone service is intermittent. The nearest services are in Bunkerville or Mesquite off Interstate 15.

Photos of Carp Road-Lyman Crossing to Elgin

Carp Road-Lyman Crossing to Elgin
Carp Road-Lyman Crossing to Elgin
Carp Road-Lyman Crossing to Elgin

Difficulty

This is a county dirt road with infrequent or light maintenance after rain or snow. High-clearance, light-duty 4WD may be required.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

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