TMW Off-Road
Factory UTV
Axia Alloys


Sport UTVs:
Polaris RZR XP 4 1000
Polaris RZR XP 1000
Arctic Cat Wildcat
Can-Am Maverick
Polaris RZR XP 900
Can-Am Commander
Yamaha Rhino
Kawasaki Teryx FI 4x4 Sport
Polaris RZR S


Clayton Valley Dunes, Nevada

Clayton Valley Dunes

Name: Clayton Valley Dunes

Location:

Western Nevada near the town of Silver Peak. Silver Peak is 54 miles from Tonopah and 90 miles from Hawthorne.

Description:

Clayton Valley dune field is located in the southern part of Clayton Valley, 7 miles south of Silver Peak, Nevada, and is accessible via dirt/gravel road. The highest dune rises 280 feet above the valley floor.

This is a very remote dune with very little use.

The dunes have been designated a Special Recreation Management Area (SMRA) by the BLM.

Elevation -  4,300 ft.

2,500 acres.

Directions:

From Tonopah (at the junction of Highway 95 and Highway 6):

Go north on Highway 95 for 31.3 miles. Looking for Highway 265 South and Silver Peak.
GPS Coordinates: N 38 01.07, W 117 46.53

South on Highway 265 (aka Nivloc Rd.) to Silver Peak. If you look at Google Maps, you will technically stay on Highway 265 until you to get the turnoff to the dunes. Donít let your guard down, because it isnít clear on the ground that this is the case.

Silver Peak Sign
Go past this sign (it will be on your left).

Stay on main road past the post office and the volunteer fire department. The pavement ends, and there is a factory on your right and a pond in front and to the left. You want to take the dirt road to the left of the pond towards Oasis.
GPS Coordinates: N 37 45.05, W 117 38.43 - Google Maps

Silver Peak - Pond (take road to left)

You will cross under two rows of power lines. At the end of the pond, the road forks.  
GPS Coordinates: N 37 44.76, W 117 38.29 - Google Maps

Take the road to the right that parallels the power lines. Drive on this road for 3.6 miles and turn left towards the dunes (technically this is still Highway 265 or now S. Clayton Valley East-West Rd.)
GPS Coordinates: N 37 42.07, W 117 39.60 - Google Maps

Drive 3 miles towards the dunes and turn right on the dune access road.
GPS Coordinates: N 37 40.97, W 117 36.78 - Google Maps

The staging/camping area is about 1 mile in.
GPS Coordinates: N 37 40.30, W 117 36.97 - Google Maps

Clayton Valley Dunes Aerial Photo

Staging/Camping Area:

Clayton Valley Camping Area
The camping/staging area near Clayton Valley Dunes.  In April 2005, there were two old trash cans at one end of the parking area.  Please do not leave your trash.  There is no trash service at the dunes.

Area Managed By: Bureau of Land Management - Battle Mountain Field Office

Fees: None

Rules:

  • Whip flag that extends 8 ft. from the ground

  • No person shall operate an off-highway vehicle in a manner likely to cause environmental damage.  Do not run over vegetation.

  • Bring in, dispose of or possess any firewood containing nails, screws, or other metal hardware. 

  • Spark arresters are required on all OHVs.

  • No trash collection. Please do not litter.

Other Information:

Silver Peak is one of the oldest mining areas in Nevada. A 10-stamp mill was built in 1865, and by 1867 a 20-stamp mill was built. Mining camp lawlessness prevailed during the late sixties, and over the next 38 years, Silver Peak had its ups and downs. In 1906, the Pittsburg Silver Peak Gold Mining Company bought a group of properties, constructed the Silver Peak Railroad and built a 100-stamp mill at Blair the following year. 

Other Photos:

Aerial Photos

Clayton Valley Dunes Aerial Photo   Clayton Valley Dunes Aerial Photo   Clayton Valley Dunes Aerial Photo  Clayton Valley Dunes - From Passenger Jet

Dune Photos

Clayton Valley Dunes   Clayton Valley Dunes   Clayton Valley Dunes   Clayton Valley Dunes

Clayton Valley Dunes   Clayton Valley Dunes   Clayton Valley Dunes   Clayton Valley Dunes

Clayton Valley Dunes - Silver Peak Nevada

Clayton Valley Dunes near Silver Peak, NV Clayton Valley Dunes near Silver Peak, NV Clayton Valley Dunes near Silver Peak, NV

Clayton Valley Dunes near Silver Peak, NV Clayton Valley Dunes near Silver Peak, NV Clayton Valley Dunes near Silver Peak, NV

   

Clayton Valley Dunes - TerraServer Interactive Photo

Clayton Valley Dunes - Google Interactive Satellite Image

Silver Peak (town north of the dunes) - TerraServer Interactive Photo

Clayton Valley Dunes - Topo zone Map

Weather:

Clayton Valley Weather

Weather.com - Tonopah, NV

Services in Tonopah:

  • Motorcycle Shops: Tonopah Motorcycle & Trailer
  • RV Parks: Twister Inn Trailer Park, Jensen's Trailer Park, 
    You can also stay at the rest stop 13 miles north of Tonopah on Hwy 95 or try the Banc's Casino
  • Hotel/Motel: Best Western Hi-Desert Inn, Ramada Inn Tonopah Station

Other Nevada Sand Dunes open to OHV use:

Back to Sand Dune Guide


Long Travel:
Can-Am Commander Long Travel Kits
Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kits
Polaris RZR Long Travel Kits
Arctic Cat Prowler Long Travel Kits
Yamaha Rhino Long Travel Kits


Favorite Sites:
UTV Guide
SxSNews.com
Crowley Offroad
UTV News
Facebook
UTV Models



 

Dune News | Trip Reports  |  Advertise  | Contact Us

Worldwide Dunes  |  Closed Dunes

 

 

Copyright © 2010 Crowley Offroad LLC. All rights reserved.
No images or content represented on this web site may be copied, stored, manipulated, published,
sold or reproduced in whole or in part without express written permission.

OpenCube AJAX Components


hits counter