Situated in eastern Nevada at the foothills of Great Basin National Park, Sacramento Pass Recreation Area offers some of eastern Nevada’s best mountain biking and hiking. A great option when Great Basin National Park campsites are full, Sacramento Pass’ network of two-track roads offers hikers, cyclings, horseback riders, and OHV riders a chance to explore classic high desert terrain. The trail traverses Miller Basin and boasts unbeatable views of Wheeler Peak, Mt. Moriah and the Schell Creek Range, and leads you through the ghost town of Black Horse, a turn-of-the-century mining camp. Best yet, a small pond is available near the campground and stocked with trout from the nearby Spring Creek Fish Hatchery, offering fun catch-and-release fishing.
Each campsite is equipped with picnic tables, grills, shade structures, trash cans, and restrooms. No potable water is available at Sacramento Pass, so be sure to plan ahead. Camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on planning your visit to Sacramento Pass, get in touch with Nevada BLM directly at (775) 289-3031.
Sacramento Pass Recreation Area is open year round, though most enjoyable during spring, summer, and fall months due to heavy snowfall during the winter. For more information on planning your trip to Sacramento Pass, get in touch with Nevada BLM directly at (775) 289-3031.
Sacramento Pass Recreation Area is managed by Nevada BLM, making free public access available to all.