480.1 miles
31,281 ft
-32,355 ft
2 miles
High Point

Nevada is a state of extremes. It has the least rainfall of any state, one of the smallest populations, and its diverse landscape includes vast deserts and forested mountains. In total Nevada has over 300 named mountain ranges, making it one of the most mountainous states in the nation. More than 85% of Nevada is public land, the highest percentage in the contiguous U.S. Its mines have produced vast amounts of silver, gold, and copper. Most of its rivers drain into “sinks” without outlets where the water evaporates, leaving alkali mud flats and dry lakes. Yet, it is one of the most visited of the fifty states, thanks to Reno and Las Vegas.

The name Nevada comes from a Spanish word meaning “snow-clad,” and it is appropriate since some of the state’s highest peaks can receive up to 225 inches of snow annually. Commonly known as the Silver State, Nevada is also nicknamed the Sagebrush State. It is the fourteen mountain ranges and the wide sagebrush-covered valleys in between them that the traveler along the American Discovery Trail will come to know and remember best.

Detailed Description
American Discovery Trail (Nevada) is a 480 mile popular intermediate route located near Nevada Nevada. This hike primary route can be used both directions. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 31,281 ft with a max elevation of 8,661 ft then descends -32,355 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
  • Other Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Gravel Bike
    • Horse
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
More Stats for American Discovery Trail (Nevada) mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    87 hr 14 min
  • Altitude change
    -1,074 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,909 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,394 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,318 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    200 miles
  • Distance down
    236 miles
  • Distance flat
    44 miles
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