Sportsman on a motorcycle jumping.Some would call the best part of living up in the mountains is just being able to ride your dirt bike in so many places. Because of its diverse terrain, spectacular views, easy access, and the opportunity to even see some wild horses, riding Fort Sage ranks among the best in outdoor adventures we’ve covered so far. From beginner to expert rider, there is no shortage of terrain.

The Fort Sage Special Recreation Management Area is in the high desert region of northeastern California, about 45 miles north of Reno, Nevada and consists of approximately 22,000 acres of public land. Vehicle use within the recreation area is limited to designated roads and trails. Within the area is the well known ‘widow maker’ hill and “The Land of David’ for a step back in time and open space.

The Bureau of Land Management has designated the approximately 90 miles of routes within the recreation area to be used for motorcycle, ATV and 4wd use depending on the width of the trail. The routes traverse a wide variety of terrain including flat, sandy, high desert sagebrush country and rocky, steep canyons and gulches.

In addition to off highway vehicle use, the Fort Sage Mountains are utilized by hikers, horseback riders, rock climbers, hunters and wildlife photographers.The area boasts many unusual weathered granite boulders, volcanic outcrops, expansive desert vistas and good opportunities for viewing wildlife and wild horses. No potable water is available within the recreation area.

The area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Eagle Lake Field Office. For more information you can call or stop in their office: 2950 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130 • Phone: (530) 257-0456



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