Conditions Advisory: As of Feb. 7, 2019, Clover Creek Road is completely impassable due to rain and snow. Access to Barnes Canyon and the BLM trails is completely limited to locals with knowledge of alternate routes. Recommend visitors refrain from riding on the trails for at least another week until the snow and moisture dissipates.
Lincoln County offers mountain bikers the next great adventure. Over 40 miles of non-motorized trails are under construction in the county’s high desert. The area’s terrain, beauty, and climate combine to create an unrivaled mountain biking experience. Around 12.5 miles of trails in Barnes Canyon are already completed and ready to ride.
Construction will continue in the fall of 2018 with a goal to finish the southern-most connection to the top of the mesa, complete the second directional bike-only trail, and potentially complete an additional loop on top of the mesa. This work will lead to another 3-4 miles of trail in Barnes Canyon and should be finished by the Spring of 2019. Then work will begin on the trailhead, which will have picnic tables and shade shelters, grills, a vault toilet, and parking for 10-15 vehicles, plus an informational kiosk.
All work in Barnes Canyon should be completed in May of 2019 and the system will connect to Kershaw-Ryan State Park.
The Mountain Biking Skills Park in Caliente provides two miles of fat tire fun in a structured setting. Located on a hill adjacent to the city’s Super Park, these trails offer an incredible experience for all skill levels. Now open to the public, the skills park is the perfect complement to the other trails being built in the area.
Check this page often for updated information on the mountain bike trails.
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Know Before You Go
The trails in Barnes Canyon are still being worked on. The area sees a lot of cattle traffic and if you come across cows on the trail please don’t spook, harass, chase, or run them. Wait for the cattle to move off the trail on their own, or choose a different route.
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