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Sacramento Pass Recreation Area

With its scenic backdrops and winding trails, this remote campsite in Eastern Nevada is sure to have you coming back year after year 
Trail Uses
Utv/jeep driving Atv riding Hiking Mountain biking Horseback riding
White Pine County
15.00 miles (Network)
Permitted on Leash
Wilderness Areas
High Schells Wilderness Area, Mount Moriah Wilderness Area


From OHV's, fishing, horse back riding and hiking, the Sacramento Pass area is set up for recreationalists from all backgrounds. This newly developed campground has immediate access to OHV and non-motorized trails. If these trails just aren't doing it for you anymore, the Great Basin National Park is just minutes way!

If you are wanting to fish, please visit NDOW's website to acquire a permit beforehand. Horse camping is available here with an established corral for your horses. The camping area is equipped with shade structures, restrooms, picnic tables and grills. Potable water is not available. Each site is only available on a first-come-first-served basis. 


Day trip options include NF 453 south of Sacramento Pass in Spring Valley. Staging options exist in a large gravel parking area off Shoshone Rd. This rocky trail climbs to Mt Washington in Great Basin National Park. Expect steep switchbacks and loose rock but the first 4.5 miles are passable in a Full size 4x4. After the old Mining area, continue southeast where the trail width grows limited. Please be aware that OHV use is not permitted within the National Park boundary, please keep riding restricted to BLM designated roads only. 

Other Information

Camping is available at the Sacramento Pass Campground managed by the BLM. The shared-use site includes limited amenities including pit toilets, shade structures, and equestrian area. 

For equestrian specific information visit Nevada Horse Trails. 

Safety tips: 

  • Enjoy the Sacramento Pass area by staying on existing trails and admiring resources without touching them.
  • Take out everything you brought with you.
  • Always wear protective safety gear, and never operate an OHV under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Be considerate of equestrians and all other trail users.
  • 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.

For more things to do in or around Ely, Nevada visit Ely's city website

Visit the Nevada OHV website or more information on OHV trails in the area. 

Trail Manager

For additional information visit the BLM website or contact: 

Bureau of Land Management - Ely District Office

Bureau of Land Management - Ely District Office
702 North Industrial Way
Ely, NV 89301
Phone: (775) 289-1800
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Download map files for your own use.

Recreate Responsibly

Dispose of Waste Properly
Dispose of solid human waste in a cathole 6-8 inches deep and at least 200 feet from water, camp, or trails. Don't forget to cover it up when you're done!
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Trailhead Information

From Ely Nevada, head South-East for 50 miles on US Hwy. 50 to the Sacramento Pass trailhead. The campground and trail heads are located just north of the Great Basin National Park. 

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