Clifton Flat Trail

Total Miles
11.6

Elevation

1,508.59 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Clifton Flat is a valley known for herds of wild horses and herds of Pronghorn Antelope. The trailhead starts at the unlocked barbed wire wild horse protection gate. Make sure to properly close and latch the gate. The trail begins on a graded dirt road. As you descend, the road narrows to a double-track trail. The surface varies with smooth, compacted dirt, mud, and rocky rubble. There are several seasonal stream beds that cross the trail, and caution is advised during storms, and early spring snow melts. This trail connects to the Wild Horse Trail.

Photos of Clifton Flat Trail

Clifton Flat Trail
Clifton Flat Trail
Clifton Flat Trail

Difficulty

The trail is generally level with gradual changes in grade however; there are a couple of steep short hill climbs/descents, some with loose 6" rocks that litter the trail for brief sections. Caution should be used when crossing the active railroad tracks. Stock SUVs may catch and drag on the loose rocks. High clearance and lifted vehicles advised.

History

Trail is generally used for mining and utility service access.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Andrew Connors
Mar 18, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard
Great day, Wheeling, no other humans, gorgeous weather, and saw a couple wild mustangs. Took me approximately four hours to run the 26 miles between Wildhorse Trail, and Clifton Flats Trail, with the occasional stop to do a little bush trimming and evaluating the muddy sections.

Access Description

The trailhead is located approximately 11 miles south of the intersection of HWY 50 and ALT HWY 95 in Silver Springs, Nevada.

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