The Ash Canyon area is a moderately strenuous jeep road climbing into the foothills of the Carson Range. The top of the trail has restrooms available. Dogs allowed.

The Ash Canyon Road is open for public use and is the primary access to Hobart Reservoir, a popular alpine fishery. It is a single‐lane improved dirt road nearly five miles in length that begins at the western urban interface of Carson City at approximately 4,900 feet in elevation and terminates at the Sierra Crest at approximately 8,000 feet in elevation. It is the only public vehicular access into the crest of the Sierra between Highway 50 at Spooner Summit and State Route 431 at Mount Rose