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      This area has a ton to offer for all types of recreation. Home to Great Basin National Park and Wheeler Peak (13,062′) along with some amazing mountain ranges, tons of public land, great access, and trails right from downtown Ely, you can really spend some time in this area and still not see a fraction of it.

      Located about 4 hours North of Vegas, 5 hours East of Reno, and 4 hours West of Salt Lake this area is in the middle of everywhere and makes for a great stopping over point for longer journeys. It also makes for a great summer destination when the asphalt is melting your shoes down South or when you can no longer handle the crowds in the Sierras.
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      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      93
      Trails Mountain Bike
      84
      Trails E-Bike
      51
      Trails Horse
      22
      Trails Hike
      94
      Trails Trail Running
      94
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      6
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      7
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      5
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      3
      Total Distance
      142 miles
      Total Descent
      21,013 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,627 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,803 ft
      Reports
      563
      Photos
      194
      Ridden Counter
      4,808

      Outside Logo Articles

      Ely, Nevada: The New Riding Boom Town
      Mar 8, 2021 from betamtb.com
      Mountain bikers have passed through Ely, Nevada, for years on the way to more famous riding destinations. Now, it's deserving of its own stop.
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      Photos of Ely Mountain Bike

      61 |
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 5:18pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      63 |
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 5:17pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      235 |
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 10:10pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      231 |
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 10:01pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      260 |
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 10:01pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      trail: Old Connector
      42 |
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 9:56pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      trail: Old Connector
      57 |
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 9:56pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      455 |
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 1:02pm
      Apr 15, 2019

      Videos of Ely Mountain Bike

      Duck Hill and Down the Drain POV
      trail: Duck Hill
      4:25 | 20 | May 20, 2024 , Ely
      Duck Hill and Down the Drain POV
      trail: The Whoops
      4:25 | 20 | May 20, 2024 , Ely
      Whorehouse Hill MTB Trail POV
      10:05 | 31 | Apr 29, 2024 , Ely
      First PR run of the year on Rob's Knob | POV
      trail: Rob's Knob
      3:54 | 23 | Apr 5, 2024 , Ely
      Total BS With Nancy Herms
      14:43 | 37 | Nov 5, 2023 , Ely
      Total BS With Nancy Herms
      trail: Total BS
      14:43 | 40 | Nov 5, 2023 , Ely
      Powderberry With Lindsay Costello
      15:32 | 77 | Oct 9, 2023 , Ely
      Tokee Dokee with Candice Campeau
      trail: The Whoops
      12:55 | 46 | Oct 5, 2023 , Ely

      Recent Trail Reports

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      X-Gate Parking Access Road
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:18pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      IdealGood to goPaorton GBTA
      Tin Pan Alley
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:18pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      IdealGood to goPaorton GBTA
      Lower Slalom
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:18pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      IdealGood to goPaorton GBTA
      Duck Hill
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:18pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      IdealGood to goPaorton GBTA
      Badger Hole
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:18pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      IdealGood to goPaorton GBTA
      Ward Mountain Trails Access Road
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:16pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      Snow CoveredSnow Covered StillPaorton GBTA
      Ward Mountain OHV
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:16pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      Snow CoveredSnow Covered StillPaorton GBTA
      Ward Mountain Campground Road
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:16pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      Snow CoveredSnow Covered StillPaorton GBTA
      Ward Mountain ATV Trail
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:16pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      Snow CoveredSnow Covered StillPaorton GBTA
      Ward Loop L
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:16pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      Snow CoveredSnow Covered StillPaorton GBTA

      Activity Feed

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      63woodswishlistrouteactivity #54113218
      Jun 14, 2024 @ 7:26am
      2 days
      jkwilliamzvotetrailactivity #53924301 and 1 more
      Jun 10, 2024 @ 2:59pm
      Jun 10, 2024
      63woodswishlistrouteactivity #53904899
      Jun 10, 2024 @ 6:50am
      Jun 10, 2024
      ShainaJ9riddentrailactivity #53872670
      Jun 9, 2024 @ 6:21pm
      Jun 9, 2024
      ToddUnangstwishlistregionactivity #53869267
      Jun 9, 2024 @ 5:20pm
      Jun 9, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      loam-ranger308trailWest Squaw Peak Access RoadWhile we were staying in Ely for the night, we...
      Apr 28, 2024 @ 9:05pm
      Apr 28, 2024
      loam-ranger308trailWhorehouse DownhillThis was a great trail to ride during an over...
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 9:23pm
      Apr 19, 2024
      sarahredpetersontrailTwisted PinesThis trail is SICK. Looped in High Roller....
      Oct 17, 2023 @ 7:38pm
      Oct 17, 2023
      steph-fullertrailWard L TrailA very pretty trail with great views at the...
      Oct 17, 2023 @ 2:02pm
      Oct 17, 2023
      CapitalNathantrailPowderberry DivideFantastic trail! All the killer views and...
      Oct 9, 2023 @ 6:12pm
      Oct 9, 2023

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike83112 miles17,680 ft48 miles2,323 ft
      #1,308#716194566214,098
      E-Bike5166 miles8,763 ft25 miles2,270 ft
      #621#1784312412
      Horse2246 miles4,478 ft9 miles4,531 ft
      #238#156144
      Hike94141 miles20,650 ft53 miles4,626 ft
      #1,047#6485631367
      Trail Running94141 miles20,650 ft53 miles4,626 ft
      #1,052#648563120
      Dirtbike/Moto614 miles669 ft2 miles2,054 ft
      1032
      Observed Trials14,465 ft230 ft2,759 ft180 ft
      ATV/ORV/OHV711 miles738 ft2 miles1,509 ft
      1035
      Snowmobile11 mile138 ft52 ft
      14
      Snowshoe510 miles2,480 ft7 miles1,430 ft
      1622
      Backcountry Ski35 miles1,552 ft4 miles1,358 ft
      1432
      • By natenbake & contributors
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      • #3386 - 14,163 views

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