Columbus Ghost Town Trail

Coaldale, Nevada

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This trail begins by traveling northeast from US 6 on a wide, graded dirt road with some small loose and embedded rocks. For its entire length, the drive is relatively smooth and easygoing and is accessible to passenger vehicles. There are no trees on the surrounding landscape, and the presence of sagebrush or other vegetation is minimal. The scenery of the flat, white salt marsh, which contrasts dramatically with the volcanic slopes of the Candelaria Hills to the north and the Monte Cristo Range to the east, is otherworldly yet appealing. Special Attractions: Trail through Columbus Salt Marsh. Easy drive to Columbus ghost town with a large network of more challenging 4WD trails in the Candelaria Hills to explore.
Nevada Trails Western Region Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

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Nevada Trails Western Region Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

by Peter Massey, Angela Titus, Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

This trail begins by traveling northeast from US 6 on a wide, graded dirt road with some small loose and embedded rocks. For its entire length, the drive is relatively smooth and easygoing and is accessible to passenger vehicles. There are no trees on the surrounding landscape, and the presence of sagebrush or other vegetation is minimal.

The scenery of the flat, white salt marsh, which contrasts dramatically with the volcanic slopes of the Candelaria Hills to the north and the Monte Cristo Range to the east, is otherworldly yet appealing. Special Attractions: Trail through Columbus Salt Marsh. Easy drive to Columbus ghost town with a large network of more challenging 4WD trails in the Candelaria Hills to explore.

© 2008 Peter Massey, Angela Titus, Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Coaldale
Distance: 12.6
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 0.5 hours
Season: Best April to October
Topo Map: Columbus Ghost Town Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Nevada Trails Western Region Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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