Horse Canyon Road

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada

Elevation Gain773ft
Trailhead Elevation4,334ft
Elevation Min/Max4334/5090ft
Elevation Start/End4334/4334ft

Horse Canyon Road

Horse Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Humboldt County, Nevada. It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 4,334 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 773 feet.

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Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Bruce Grubbs
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"A short day hike in the Santa Rosa Range offering access to Santa Rosa–Paradise Peak Wilderness and basalt-granite geology. Record snow accumulated on the Santa Rosa Mountains in the winter of 1983–84. In late May a sudden change of temperature from freezing to more than ninety degrees Fahrenheit caused rapid snowmelt. The ground became saturated with water and the creeks rose. Within twenty-four hours of the abrupt temperature change, mudslides containing massive amounts of debris and torrents of water gutted several streams. Damage caused by that hundred-year flood event is still evident today in the form of steeply cut banks, mudslide scars, and high-water debris. The skeletal remains of aspen and old cottonwood trees are now home to birds and small animals." Read more

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Trail Information

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Nearby City
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Santa Rosa Ranger District, 1200 East Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445; (775) 623-5025
Local Contacts
USGS Santa Rosa Peak
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Dec 2018