Nevada Trails to Rails small group for advanced beginner to intermediate level bike and hike tour 7 days

Tour Description:

Enjoy 7 days exploring Nevada’s Historic railroad towns and biking trails. Biking daily, including some short walks/hikes, riding the railroad in Ely Nevada and visiting Great Basin National Park for a tour of the Lehman Cave. This is an intermediate level biking trip. Advanced beginners and intermediate riders will enjoy this tour.

Important Information:

Departs Las Vegas at 8am Select Sundays March – Nov
Good general physical fitness is required
All participants must be 18+ years of age
Private Custom Tours available for groups of 6 or more
Live commentary is provided in English
E-bikes are available- please inquire


  • Daily biking and hiking- advanced beginner to intermediate level
  • Ride on a historic Nevada steam train
  • Explore Great Basin National Park & Cave Tour
  • Walks in Cathedral Gorge State Park
  • Hike to Ward Charcoal Ovens

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from $3995 per person


Day 1 Kershaw Ryan State Park

Meet your guides the morning of Day 1 – at the Alexis Park Hotel Resort at 8am for a short welcome meeting before heading to the bike shop to get fitted for bikes. Additional gear can be rented/purchased as well if required (substitute pedals).Once outfitted, this tour heads through Nevada’s beautiful desert scenery to Caliente, NV to Kershaw Ryan State Park

Upon arrival, enjoy a picnic lunch  before embarking on a Kershaw Ryan state park half day ride (7-10 miles). Kershaw Canyon is a beautiful canyon surrounded by 14 miles of hiking/mountain biking trails. This system has a nice flowy single track and open trails for days. Kershaw Redemption, the 7-mile loop constructed by Sierra Trail Works,is the crowning jewel of this area. It’s friendly to advanced beginners, but the real fun starts when you hit the gas and get into the groove. You will find nice shaded nooks in multiple parts of the ride for a break and water refill!

This evening, enjoy a group meal together – self paid.

Hotel The Shady Motel Caliente x 2 nights.

Day 2 Ella Mountain / Barnes Canyon

Enjoy a full day mountain biking today starting in the Ella Mountain / Barnes Canyon region to town biking 15-20 miles approx.

This system has everything from intermediate-friendly flow trail to serious technical downhill. Only 4.5 miles from town, the Barnes Canyon trails travel from the valley floor to the rocky mesa top and back down. It offers incredible views of some stunning mountain ranges and geologic formations, including the Teepee Rocks and a literal rainbow of soil colors along the opposite side of the canyon.

Today – our expert guides will choose an appropriate trail that suits everyone. Maybe this will mean shuttling to the top of the mountain and riding down, or a moderate loop in Barnes Canyon. It will be a heart pumping day filled with adventure.

Lunch provided – sandwiches and snacks on trail

Late afternoon, arrive back at the hotel.

Enjoy dinner locally – self paid.

Day 3 Cathedral Gorge State Park and Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park

This morning we head through more of Nevada’s stunning scenery towards Ely NV. En route – enjoy a visit to beautiful Cathedral Gorge State Park for a short hike and to explore some slot canyons! Cathedral Gorge is a hidden Gem in the desert. After a picnic lunch en route, arrive in mid day and enjoy an introduction and town tour of Ely Nevada before heading out to Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park. Your guide will lead you on a short 2-3 mile hike seeing the Charcoal Ovens – these Charcoal Ovens are still fully intact having processed much of the silver ore from the late 19th century.

Late afternoon check-in to your hotel.

Holiday Inn – Ely x 4 nights.

Enjoy dinner locally – self paid.

Day 4 Ward Mountain, Ely

We are shooting for a late morning departure – before we mountain bike this afternoon. Plan on a half day ride, but your guides can always organize more if requested. Today we head out to Ward Mountain – right here in the backyard of Ely! There are over 25 miles of trails that meander through the sagebrush and pinyon-juniper forests of Ward Mountain. Ice Plant Trail System offers several different loops and connectors on the foothills of Ward Mountain just outside of downtown Ely. Easily accessible, trails offer mild to moderate climbs and fast flowy descents through Pinyon and Juniper. Higher up on the mountain out of the Murray Summit Campground trailheads have multiple access points allowing descents back into downtown Ely. Adventure riding at its best. Trails can be narrow and rocky to buffed out and flowy. We are anticipating a ride day of 6-10 miles today. With elevation changes of up to 1600 feet. In addition, we can organize a shuttle drop as well for some extra downhill fun!

A picnic lunch is provided on trail for a midday break.

Late afternoon arrival back to the hotel – for some free time, shower and relaxing!

Enjoy dinner locally – self paid.

Day 5 Cave Lake State Park

Plan on a full day ride – a more relaxed ride today. Cave Lake State Park. Full Day bike/ride day – 7-10 miles.

White Pine County’s essential mountain bike experience. The trails within Cave Lake State park are some of the best mountain biking in the State of Nevada. Stacked loops from 3 to 12 miles are well designed to offer long but moderate climbs, delivering you from lake level up into the mahogany forests and limestone cliffs that are the signature of the park. Descents are equally as long and flowy bringing you through 3 ecosystems back to the Lake. Cave Lake trails offer the most diversity of terrain to ride. The High Roller Trail will provide the best views of the area, and the renowned Twisted Pines Trail will have you grinning from ear to ear the entire way down.

Today we will split the day up with a short ride in the morning – with a lunch stop in town at our favorite food truck! Expect elevation changes of 600 – 1000 feet today. After an included lunch, we continue back out for a different loop of Cave Lake!

Late afternoon arrival back to the hotel – for some free time, shower and relaxing!

Enjoy dinner locally – self paid.

Day 6 Great Basin National Park

This morning we head to Great Basin National Park, a one hour drive. Nevada’s only National Park, cool!! This morning we enjoy the Lehman Cave tour and sites at Great Basin National Park. A ranger will take you on a tour of the caves at this iconic park. Tours last from 60-90 minutes. This afternoon, we enjoy an included lunch in the town of Baker at a special farm to table gem – showcasing some culinary specialties.

This afternoon brings us to Sacramento Pass – for a 3-5 mile ride. Your guides will discuss with you the loop you will do this afternoon, not exceeding 700 feet in elevation change. A nice way to round up the trip for a short ride on White Pine Counties BLM land – overlooking some of the state’s most concentrated 12,000 foot peaks.

Arrive back into Ely early evening

Enjoy dinner locally – self paid.

Day 7 The Nevada Northern Railway

Breakfast at the hotel and pack up for check out. Relaxed morning / free time to enjoy the pool, gym or walk around town.

Enjoy an included 90 minute rail journey on Nevada’s STEAM train!

“Join us for a trip back in time when the iron horse ruled the rails.  The Nevada Northern Railway is a living, breathing, operating historic railroad.  Historic steam engines are still in use here year round, so come, enjoy history with us”

Lunch provided in town – with additional stop at a local shop for a coffee/tea/smoothie!

Approx 6pm arrival back into Las Vegas.

We hoped you enjoyed this journey – showcasing our home state of NEVADA! Tell your friends all about it!


    • 2 professional guides – ratio of 4:1
    • Bike rentals/equipment – full suspension mountain bike with proper fitting for the entire duration of the tour
    • Bike Transport
    • Bike Tools
    • 6 breakfasts
    • 7 lunches
    • Snacks/Water refills – where applicable
    • Railroad tickets in Ely
    • Entry to Great Basin National Park & Cave Tour
    • Entry fee to Cathedral Gorge State Park
    • Hike to Ward Charcoal Ovens – Ely, NV
    • Private transportation
    • 6 nights hotel accommodation

Not Included

    • Evening meals – your guides will organize reservations as needed
    • Personal snacks
    • Guide gratuities