Como Ghost Town Trail

Dayton, Nevada

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This trail begins in the town of Dayton and winds through the rugged Pine Nut Mountains to its end in Smith Valley. The trail starts off on the paved Old Como Road, which runs alongside a gravel pit. Heading east toward the hills, the pavement ends, and the trail becomes a wide dirt road with numerous embedded and loose rocks. Beyond the fork, the road narrows and gets rougher from the numerous embedded and loose rocks. Sections of the road are also eroded. This is the standard of the trail for almost its entire length, so allow plenty of time and a full tank of gas to drive the total 20.9 miles. Some of the rocks are quite large and others are sharp, so the use of good offroad tires is recommended for driving this trail. Special Attractions: Long, scenic 4WD trail winding through the Pine Nut Mountains. Town site of Como. Numerous 4WD trails branching off the main route to explore. Route travels a section of the Wellington Backcountry Byway. Potential to view wild horses.
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 the town of Dayton and winds through the rugged Pine Nut Mountains to its end in Smith Valley. The trail starts off on the paved Old Como Road, which runs alongside a gravel pit. Heading east toward the hills, the pavement ends, and the trail becomes a wide dirt road with numerous embedded and loose rocks.

Beyond the fork, the road narrows and gets rougher from the numerous embedded and loose rocks. Sections of the road are also eroded. This is the standard of the trail for almost its entire length, so allow plenty of time and a full tank of gas to drive the total 20.9 miles. Some of the rocks are quite large and others are sharp, so the use of good offroad tires is recommended for driving this trail. Special Attractions: Long, scenic 4WD trail winding through the Pine Nut Mountains. Town site of Como. Numerous 4WD trails branching off the main route to explore. Route travels a section of the Wellington Backcountry Byway. Potential to view wild horses.

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

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Dayton
Distance: 20.9
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Best May to September
Topo Map: Como 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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Recent Trail Reviews

7/16/2011

I did this trail as far as the Como site and then turned around and came back to Dayton. Please note that after some exploring I found that the trail starts at the intersection of Como Road and Old Dayton Valley Road not Old Como Road and Dayton Valley as indicated in the guide, The trail, in my experience, does require use of 4WD in some of the steep areas beyond mile 1.9 because of the loose and rutted surface. At the time I did this trail the surface was dry.It is not particularly difficult but requires you to pay attention in order to follow the line with least number of rocks and ruts.

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