Wild Horse Trail

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Wild horses and pronghorn antelope are often seen on this trail. Running across BLM land, there are dispersed campsites available along the route. There are also springs, old mines, and wildlife guzzlers.

Wild Horse Trail takes you from the outskirts of Dayton, Nevada, to Clifton Flat. The trailhead starts at the unlocked wild horse protection gate at the east end of Dayton Valley Road.  Properly close and latch the gate after you enter. 

Wild Horse Trail begins as a graded dirt road. As you ascend, the road narrows to a double-track trail. The trail's surface is mostly smooth compacted dirt with patches of rocky rubble. There are a couple of short steep hill climbs/descents with loose 6-inch rocks. Low-clearance vehicles may catch and drag the loose rocks. High clearance or lifted vehicles are better suited for this trail. The many juniper trees adjacent to Wild Horse Trail can leave minor pinstripes on Jeep-sized vehicles. Several seasonal streambeds cross the trail.  Caution is advised during storms and spring snow melts.

Cell phone service, gasoline, food, and lodging are available in Dayton, Nevada, 2 miles from the trailhead.