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Goshute Creek – Goshute Range Nevada
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Overview
Location

Goshute Creek, Nevada

Sights

Goshute Creek, Cherry Creek mountains, camping area

Distance

Parking is located right next to the camping area

Parking Lot Elevation

6265 ft

Summit Elevation

N/A

Elevation Gain/Loss

N/A

Time Required

However long you want

Pets

Allowed

Fees

None

Water Info

You are camping next to Goshute Creek which is perennial. Bring a good water filter or your own water as needed.

Best Season

Spring, summer, fall

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

very little shade

Trail Condition

Flat area

Restrooms

None

Visitor Center

N/A

Camping

Yes

Food

Bring meals and snacks as needed

Equipment

Tents, sleeping bags and pads, pillows, tarps, kitchen supplies, camp chairs, fuel, fire wood

GPS Coordinates:

Goshute Creek Camping Area: 40.049105°, -114.798555°

Trail Map

Driving Directions

The Trail:

Goshute Creek is a great camping area located on the east side of the Cherry Creek Range mountains that is accessed by any type of vehicle – even though it is a dirt road.  The road goes straight up to a flat grassy area that is big enough for large tents and even a few trailers.  There are two picnic tables and a fire pit for cooking.

Goshute Creek is a perennial creek which slowly meanders down into the Goshute Basin bringing life into the desert.  It was very nice to camp near a creek and after a full day of exploring it felt really good to walk down and wash myself off.

On a recent trip to Goshute Cave, we decided to camp here because we were hauling a camping trailer and needed a nice flat area.

Goshute Creek

The camping area is fairly flat and provides many spots for tents or tarps for sleeping underneath the stars.

The two picnic benches. Someone was kind enough to leave their wood here...or they just forgot it

The two picnic benches. Someone was kind enough to leave their wood here…or they just forgot it

Goshute Creek

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The creek is located down below the picnic area on the north side

The creek is located down below the picnic area on the north side

Here is another picture of the creek. We visited in late March and there was a good amount of flow

Here is another picture of the creek. We visited in late March and there was a good amount of flow

About 50 yards to the west of the picnic tables, the BLM built a few gabions which you can still see in the picture below.  There is also a small swimming hole and a few bolts in the rock to practice rappelling or climbing.

The creek has eroded down about 15-20 feet and is not easily accessed unless you walk down about 100 yards to the east.  You will see a small gauging station with a measuring stick in the water.  This was the best access I found to the creek.

Gabions

Gabions

The Return:

Head back towards you vehicle.  Make sure to pick up any trash in the are!

Personal Thoughts:

I enjoyed camping in this location because it was next to a creek and it provides some good white noise to fall asleep to.

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