Old Como Road

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Como, Nevada, is a gold-mining ghost town established in 1862 with a peak population of "several thousand" people, according to a Mining and Scientific Press article published in 1912. Today the population is zero. Back then, the town folk enjoyed eight saloons, 4 stores, 4 hotels, a blacksmith, and many other services. The most famous residents were Paiute Chief Truckee and his son Chief Winnemucca.

Como, at an elevation of 7,116 feet, can be reached via a poorly graded dirt road that is under-maintained and full of cobblestone size rocks. It is a very bumpy ride but does accommodate two-way traffic. During dry weather, the road can be driven with a 2-wheel drive high clearance SUV.

Dispersed camping is allowed on BLM land. Intermittent to no cell service was available on the T-Mobile network at this location. Food, gas, and lodging are available at the trailhead, just outside Dayton, Nevada, along Highway 50.