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Beginner Loop

Intermediate
 3.6 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An easy desert ride through sage, pinyon pine, and juniper.


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6.9

Miles

11.1

KM

85%

Singletrack

6,483' 1,976 m

High

5,997' 1,828 m

Low

578' 176 m

Up

571' 174 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

An easy beginner to intermediate loop that can be done most of the year through the Nanny Creek Trail System.

Need to Know

The Beginner Loop can be started in five min from I-80 if you use the Pequop Ranch exit and will take about an hour. Six Mile Road and Pequop Ranch Road are primitive dirt roads with many primitive campsites (no water or facilities).

The roads are single lane but you can camp or park anywhere as long as you don't block the road. The fence line road where Lupine Trail and Prickly Pear trails end has no parking as it is narrow. One option if you don't camp is to stay in Wells (25 miles west), bike the trails, and then stay in Wendover (35 miles east) or visa versa depending on your direction of travel.

Description

There is no parking area but the dirt road is wide here and accommodates parallel parking on either side of the road. This ride is half of the distance of Pequop Penelope and one quarter of the climb. It is located in the foothills of the Pequop Mountains and can be warm in the summer noon hours.

It is mostly singletrack in sage, pinyon pine, and juniper between five and six thousand feet. The trail has a bypass by the Pequop Ranch through several gates. This ride is mainly done down Prickly Pear and up Lupine Trail but can be done in either direction. Cows can be on the trail during several months of the year.

History & Background

Formerly the beginner race course with the Wild Rockies Series.

Contacts

Local Club: Elko Velo

Land Manager: BLM Nevada - Wells Field Office

Shared By:

Kem Kough

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Looking east accross the Goshute Valley
Jan 6, 2018 near Wells, NV

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Jul 2, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Mar 11, 2020
Jack Kellner
still snowy in many sports. hike n bike 7.8mi
Oct 20, 2018
Tim Cooney
Great trail! Thanks to Kim for putting in all this effort.
Jul 15, 2018
Sizzlin Weasel
6.2mi