CTHA is working with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) on a long-term project to develop a bicycle path between Elko and the California Trail Interpretive Center along the route of the Humboldt River and the historic California Trail. The 8 mile bike is proposed to be constructed within the NDOT right-of-way for Interstate 80. Initial scoping and assessment work have been completed by NDOT. CTHA is working with Nevada Department of Transportation and other stakeholders on design and development of this bicycle path. It will be a great addition to recreational opportunities available in the area and will promote education about the emigrants and the California Trail.
“The (Humboldt) river is nothing more than a mud ditch winding through the alluvial deposit of the valley in the most crooked course that could be marked out for it.” –William Swaim, 1849