Silver Saddle Ranch, located in the southeastern part of Carson City off Carson River Road, encompasses 702 acres that run along the east and west bank of the Carson River.
The Silver Saddle Ranch was acquired for its combination of recreation potential, unique natural resources and its strategic location as a natural bridge connecting the Pine Nut Mountains and the Prison Hill Recreation Area. The vegetation varies from cottonwood trees and willows along the riparian corridor to the irrigated pasture fields and sagebrush uplands.
Once proposed as a location for residential development, the ranch is considered a key piece of property by Carson City residents, and for recreational and educational opportunities whiles preserving part of the natural Carson River environment. It is a great place to hike, birdwatch and soak op a rural experience that is fast disappearing in much of western Nevada.
Contains a set of moderate jeep tracks that meander near the Carson River and strenuous footpaths climb and connect with the Prison Hill trail. Gates open and close at dawn and dusk. Restroom facilities are available. You can now also explore the new Carson River Trail System opened in late 2020 that connects the Mexican Ditch Trail, to Prison Hill and up to Riverview Park.
Location: 2648 Carson River Road
Motorized vehicle access is restricted to designated roads.