Off Roading in Reno Tahoe
High Sierra ATV Tours
High Sierra ATV Tours offers tours of the Frenchman Lake Recreational Area, in Plumas National Forest, including Snow Lake, Crystal Peak, and the Dixie Mountain Wildlife Refuge.
Tours last from 2 to 6 hours and start at $98 per person.
Ride a new one- or two-seat 500cc Arctic Cat ATV. Tours start just 30 minutes north of Reno, in Chilcoot, Calif., on Highway 70 and Frenchman's Lake Road.
High Sierra ATV Tours
Plumas National Forest (near Frenchman's Lake)
Phone: 530-993-0446, or 800-596-8840, or 775-225-5659
Contact: Jay or Lisa Read, Owners
Web site: www.HighSierraATVtours.com
Adventures of Reno
Adventures of Reno feature a large selection of motorcycle and ATV rentals. To add to the excitement of your rental, they offer motorsport tours throughout the Sierra Nevada area covering Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and other scenic Sierra Nevada destinations, all within a day's ride from Reno/Tahoe.
Adventures of Reno also offers pick-up and delivery of ATVs to multiple local OHV riding areas, and one-day ATV tours from Reno to Virginia City with a barbecue lunch included.
Web site: www.adventuresofreno.com
Phone: 775-789.2412, or 800-443.3105
Lake Tahoe Adventures
Whether you are looking for backcountry snowmobile adventures or a challenging Jeep, ATV or Hummer tour on the world-famous Rubicon Trail, Lake Tahoe Adventures can handle it! Lake Tahoe Adventures is located in Lake Tahoe.
775-560-4328 (Bob and Lisa Owens),
The Owens are outfitters offering half-day or longer outings to local sites of historical interest.
Nevada Motorcycle Adventures
Web site: nevadamotorcycleadventures.com
Your special guide to adventure, Matt Ernst, has spent years developing many wonderful routes, friends, and knowledge that combine to form more than just a trip, it is a journey.
ActivitiesReno-Tahoe offers the chance to see, smell and hear the high desert of Nevada or the beautiful pine forests of Lake Tahoe. You will ride on an all-terrain quad or in an all-terrain buggy.
Phone: 775-323-8928 or 866-323-8928
Other popular off-road playgrounds:
Black Rock Desert
High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area
BLM, Winnemucca Field Office, 775-623-1500
This silt palaya 100 miles north of Reno encompasses more than 300,000 acres of land and contains more than 120 miles of historic trails. Expect to see plenty of flat desert terrain, wildlife, or, in the fall, the exotically dressed participants of the Burning Man Festival. Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, food, and gasoline; the landscape is harsh. Also, during rain, the playa can become extremely sticky, bogging down four-wheel-drive vehicles. Some areas of the Black Rock are environmentally sensitive and closed to off-roaders.
Directions: Access to the Black Rock Desert begins about 100 miles north of Reno. Take I-80 to State Route 447 to Gerlach.
Hunter Lake Trail
Humboldt-Toiyable National Forest, Carson Ranger District,
This is a 30-mile loop that takes you from Boomtown, up and over a portion of the Toiyabe National Forest. Total elevation gain is /-3,500 vertical feet. The ride is a combination of maintained fire roads with a descent on a very rugged (barely passable) road with some big, fast hits. The route takes you past Big Meadow to Hunter Lake, then down to Reno.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District, 775-882-2766
Numerous trails cover this high-desert terrain, which is a popular spot for Reno OHVers, especially since the trails are easily accessible to the city limits.
Directions: Peavine trails are located off North Virginia Street (paralleling U.S. 395), 6 miles north of downtown Reno.
For more information about off-road recreational opportunities in Nevada contact the Nevada BLM State Office at 775-861-6500 or visit the BLM's Web site at http://www.nv.blm.gov/.