12 miles
Distance
2,064 ft
Climb
-586 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Ridden as an out and back from Carson City to Virginia City on predominately dirt roads, what this ride lacks in singletrack it more than makes up for in classic western adventure. Some of the things that you may see along the way are wild horses, a train on the historic V&T Rail Road, and abandoned mining equipment. There are multiple cemeteries along the route, with grave markers dating back to the 1800's, that can be explored. When you get to Virginia City there are numerous eateries and saloons where you can refuel before heading back home along the way you came. This ride is best done in the fall when the roads are in good shape and the temperatures are mild, as there is no shade or water along the route.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Carson to the Comstock mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,716 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,716 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,195 ft
  • Grade
    2.416%
  • Grade max
    -19.215%
  • Grade min
    25.572%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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