X-Country Ski/Snowshoe Trails


Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing enthusiasts can delight in four to five miles of groomed and marked trails at the Ward Mountain Recreation Area. Another 15 miles of un-groomed, marked trails await the more adventurous.


The Ward Mountain Recreation Area is managed jointly by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service.


To learn more, contact the BLM Ely District at

(775) 289-1800

or Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District at

(775) 289-3031

, Monday through Friday, or go to



The Ward Mountain Recreation Area is located just six miles southwest of Ely.



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Also a great place to visit in the summer!


White Pine County Tourism and Recreation Board

Bristlecone Convention Center

150 Sixth Street
Ely, NV 89301
800-496-9350 or 775-289-3720
Fax: 775-289-6757


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