One of the most challenging tasks on the California Trail was scaling the steep mountains in the high Sierra. At times, pioneers hauled their wagons up cliffs using lots of rope and animal power.
Join Ranger Greg Feathers and learn how to tie knots strong enough to haul a 2,000-pound wagon up a cliff. After instruction, junior rangers will use their own knots to haul a miniature wagon up a steep hill. This program will take place outdoors on rough terrain. Dress for cold weather.
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Who We Are
Southern Nevada Conservancy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Las Vegas, NV, works cooperatively with the Bureau of Land Management through a formal agreement to provide education, informational, and other public services that will add to visitors understanding and enjoyment of the California Trail Interpretive Center. These programs include California Trail Interpretive Center programs, interpretive programming, volunteer management, retail operations, social media outreach, and this website.
Due to a surge in postive Covid-19 cases in Elko County and the State of Nevada, we are being reverted back to phase 1 of Covid response and the Trail Center will be closed to the public until further notice. All programs will be cancelled for the time being. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
RV & Bus Parking is available.
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California Trail Interpretive Center 1 Interpretive Center Way
Hunter Exit 292
Elko, Nevada 89801