Running 11.7 miles off Highway 95 Alternate through BLM land to an area known as Clifton Flat. The trail passes through a remote, stark, sagebrush-filled valley. Clifton Flat is known for herds of wild horses and pronghorn antelope. The trailhead is an unlocked barbed wire wild horse protection gate south of Silver Springs. Clifton Flat begins on a graded dirt road. The trail descends and narrows to a double-track trail. The surface varies between smooth compacted dirt, mud, and rock rubble. The trail is generally level with gradual changes in grade.
The railroad crossing is active, so use look both ways. Several seasonal streambeds cross the trail. Caution is advised during storms and spring snow melts. Stock SUVs may catch and drag on loose rocks. High clearance and lifted vehicles are advised. This trail connects to the Wild Horse Trail.
Dispersed camping areas are available along Clifton Flat Trail. BLM camping and fire restrictions apply. Gas, food, and lodging are available 12 miles north in Silver Springs.
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