Old Radio Site Trail

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3/5 (1 reviews)
Alamo, Nevada (Lincoln County)
Last Updated: 04/19/2023

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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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3/5 (1)
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/18/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Short but sweet, Old Radio Site Trail offers commanding views of the surrounding mountains, the town of Alamo, and the Pahranagat Valley, which is named after a local Shoshone Native American Tribe. The recent severe winter has made this trail somewhat more difficult than the original rating. Beware of the washout on the north side of the trail just east of waypoint 2, and be sure to have lockers to make the return trip climb heading uphill just west of waypoint 2. Snowmelt has removed most of the stabilizing subsurface leaving a very loose boulder field. Once you reach trails end, you'll wonder what the road was like when the radio shack building was towed into position.

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