Wild Horse Trail

Total Miles
11.9

Elevation

1,831.19 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter

Trail Overview

This route takes you from the outskirts of Dayton, Nevada to Clifton Flats. The trail head starts at the unlocked wild horse protection gate. Make sure to properly close and latch the gate. The trail begins on a graded dirt road. As you ascend, the road narrows to a double track trail. The surface varies with smooth compacted dirt, rocky ruble, and mud. 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. Stock SUVs will catch and drag rocks. High clearance and lifted vehicles advised. Juniper trees adjacent to the trail can leave minor pinstripes on Jeep sized vehicles. There are several seasonal stream beds that cross the trail and caution is advised during storms and spring snow melts. Herds of wild horses and pronghorn antelope were seen along the trail which is mostly BLM lands. This trail connects to the Clifton Flats Trail. Dayton is 2 miles from the trail head and has gas, food and lodging.

Photos of Wild Horse Trail

Wild Horse Trail
Wild Horse Trail

Difficulty

Stock SUVs may/will catch loose rocks located on the trail surface. High clearance and lifted vehicles advised. Juniper trees adjacent to the trail can leave minor pinstripes on Jeep sized vehicles.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Andrew Connors
Mar 18, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated

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