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Ride Report – Burcham Flat Rd Highway 395 Nevada State Line

Ride Report – Burcham Flat Rd Highway 395 Nevada State Line

Burcham Flat Rd is another mountain tandem route that takes off in the Topaz Lake Valley near the town of Coleville California. The packed Jeep trail ascends from a starting elevation of 4500 ft to 9,000+ft at the very top. The out and back route is for advanced riders with steep climbs and loose gravel descents.

burcham flat ascent

Starting in Walker Ca at Highway 395 and East Side Lane ride .5 mile Northeast to Burcham Flat Rd and enter the jeep trail at the signed turn. From there you can travel a loop up and over to 395 above the Walker River Canyon or at the mid-point you can travel east to the high elevation man-made lake at 9,000ft.

burcham flat looking down at 395

The vegetation varies from arid high desert sage through alpine forest to high elevation shrubs. Views are spectacular throughout the ride.

burcham flat overlook

A word of caution is necessary in this area as it is remote and isolated; bears and mountain lions frequent the area as the deer carcass demonstrates.

burcham flat deer

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