Old Radio Site Trail

Alamo, Nevada (Lincoln County)

Last Updated: 11/03/2017
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Status:
Open
Length: 1.08 miles
Highest Elevation: 5367 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Alamo
Nearest Town w/ Services: Alamo
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: BLM Pahranagat Range, Basin & Range National Monument
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Highlights

Highlight: Old Radio Site Trail
The Old Radio Site Trail is a short 4WD spur off the Badger Valley Loop Trail. It ends at an abandoned RF radio site with some outstanding views of the Pahranagat Valley. The purpose of the radio site is unknown. Maybe a monitoring station from the 1950's nuclear tests? Keep an eye out for game as this region is known for its bighorn sheep population! This short trail is worth a detour just for the amazing views you will be greeted with when you reach the second ridge.

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Waypoints

1. Start (0 mi)
Head east at the junction with Repeater Road. In less than 0.3 miles you will start to climb up the first ridge. Photo 1 is looking southeast while 1 & 2 are looking north.

Directions to Trailhead

In Alamo, NV turn west on Broadway Street. There is a Sinclair gas station on the corner of US-93 and Broadway Street. This is a good place to top off on fuel and grab any last minute supplies. Head west on Broadway for approximately 0.6 mile, at the school the road will veer NW and becomes Park Blvd. Turn west onto Lincoln Ave. about 0.4 miles ahead. Repeater Road and the Badger Valley Loop Nevada trailhead will be on the west side about 0.3 miles further on. The spur to the abandoned radio site will be to the east in 7.6 miles. This is Waypoint 5 on the Badger Valley Loop Nevada Trail.

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Rick Fleming

Mapping Crew - Nevada

I am relatively new to 4-wheeling having just recently been bitten by the the bug. In the last 3 years I have been on the trails every chance I could. In 2015 I bought my first Jeep, a new JK Unlimited Sahara and since then have spent most of my free time exploring the deserts of the southwest. Usually I travel alone with just Zack, my Golden Retriever, as a companion. I have spent most of my life as an oceanographic surveyor working and living in many regions across the globe. Now that I am semi-retired I enjoy exploring the remote areas of the American southwest. I am constantly amazed at the natural beauty and rich history of the region. Ghost towns, old mines, and abandoned ranches are all, to me, valuable reminders of our shared past. Every time I am on a challenging section of an old mining road I wonder how difficult it would have been for the early men and women who first blazed the trail. Then, after contemplating the hardships they must have endured, I turn on the air conditioning and crank up some tunes. Having grown up on the coast of southern California my new home in Las Vegas has opened up endless opportunities to explore and generally just play in the desert. Visit my YouTube channel Rick & Zack Explore Offroad for more videos.
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