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Gravel Grinder

Beaver Dam State Park, Nevada

The annual mountain bike event is a day’s trek over miles of gravel and dirt across cattle ranges, through settler homesteads, around isolated ranches and past the historic one-room Barclay Schoolhouse. Two routes are offered, 35 or 45 miles. Lunch is served at the Barclay Schoolhouse and an after-ride bar-b-que is served under the pavilion in the park.

Register at www.beaverdamgravelginder.com

WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2018 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Beaver Dam State Park, Caliente, Nevada

  • 3-1/2 hours Northeast of Las Vegas: I-15 N to US-93 N to Beaver Dam Road East.
    Head north on I-15 out of Las Vegas. Turn onto US-93 north at Apex following the Caliente/Pioche/Ely sign. Continue north on US-93 to the town of Caliente, Nevada. Continue north from town on US-93 about five miles, watch for the Beaver Dam State Park sign on the highway. Turn east (right) on the Beaver Dam Road. Drive 30 miles on the gravel road following the signs to Beaver Dam State Park.
  • 2-1/2 hours Southeast of Ely: US-93 S to Beaver Dam Road East.
    Head south on US-93 toward Pioche, Nevada. Continue south on US-93 past the town of Pioche about 20 miles toward the town of Caliente, Nevada. About five miles north of Caliente watch for the Beaver Dam State Park sign on the highway. Turn east (left) on the Beaver Dam Road. Drive 30 miles on the gravel road following the signs to Beaver Dam State Park.
  • 2 hours West of Cedar City, Utah: UT-56 W to UT-18 S to UT-219 W to Beaver Dam Road.
    Follow UT-56 west to Beryl Junction, UT. Turn south (left) on UT-18 to Enterprise, UT. Drive through the town of Enterprise to UT-219 going toward Enterprise Reservoir. UT-219 turns to gravel, continue on the gravel road following the signs to Beaver Dam State Park, Nevada.
  • 2 hours Northwest of St. George, Utah: UT-18 N to UT-219 W to Beaver Dam Road.
    Follow UT-18 north out of St. George to Enterprise, UT. Turn west (left) and drive through the town of Enterprise to UT-219 toward Enterprise Reservoir. UT-219 turns to gravel, continue on the gravel road following the signs to Beaver Dam State Park, Nevada.

COST:  $40 includes ride and park entry, lunch and after-ride BBQ          

CONTACT: Dawn Andone, cathedralgorge_vc@lcturbonet.com, 775-728-4460; https://beaverdamgravelgrinder.com

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