Clifton Flat Trail

Total Miles


1508.59 ft



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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.


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.


Trail is generally used for mining and utility service access.

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Access Description

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