Ludwig Ghost Town Trail

Wellington, Nevada

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This trail begins in a residential area around the towns of Smith and Wellington and runs north through the historic mining area of Delphi and Ludwig. It crosses Mason Pass and the Singatse Range and ends near the town of Yerington. After navigating the paved roads of the Main Ranch Residential area, the trail truly begins on the sandy and dusty, dirt Delphi Road. Very little vegetation other than sagebrush adorns the landscape surrounding this two-lane, flat easygoing road. Views to the northwest of Western #31: Sunrise Pass Road winding through the Pine Nut Mountains and over to the dry lake bed of Artesia Lake are quite scenic. Navigation is easy along this section. Beyond the Delphi town site, where nothing but some scattered mining debris and a corral remains to mark its location, is where navigation more difficult.
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 in a residential area around the towns of Smith and Wellington and runs north through the historic mining area of Delphi and Ludwig. It crosses Mason Pass and the Singatse Range and ends near the town of Yerington. After navigating the paved roads of the Main Ranch Residential area, the trail truly begins on the sandy and dusty, dirt Delphi Road. Very little vegetation other than sagebrush adorns the landscape surrounding this two-lane, flat easygoing road.

Views to the northwest of Western #31: Sunrise Pass Road winding through the Pine Nut Mountains and over to the dry lake bed of Artesia Lake are quite scenic. Navigation is easy along this section. Beyond the Delphi town site, where nothing but some scattered mining debris and a corral remains to mark its location, is where navigation more difficult.

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

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Wellington
Distance: 26.6
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Best May to September
Topo Map: Ludwig Ghost Town Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Nevada Trails Western Region Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails Guide Book
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6/5/2010

There's definitely cool things to look at. Fun drive. At the actual site of the mine some of the smaller trails are a little scary in a full size vehicle but not too bad. I made it just fine in a modified 2WD high-clearance F150. Word of caution: several people have died in the mine shafts. Not only are there steep falls some of them are filled with toxic gas. Heed the warnings and fences around the mines.

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