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Green Ranch – Goshute Valley Nevada
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Overview
Location

White Pine County, Nevada

Sights

Green Ranch home, bulldozer, lots of cool artifacts

Distance

Located right next to the parking area

Parking Lot Elevation

5891 ft

Summit Elevation

None

Elevation Gain/Loss

N/A

Time Required

<1 hour

Pets

Allowed

Fees

None

Water Info

Bring a liter of water. There are not water sources nearby except for Goshute Creek

Best Season

Spring, summer, fall

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

No trees for shade

Trail Condition

Dirt path

Restrooms

None

Visitor Center

N/A

Camping

Not allowed. You can camp at Goshute Creek

Food

Bring meals and snacks as needed

Equipment

Bring a camera, hat, sunglasses and a bag for food and water

GPS Coordinates:

Green Ranch: 40.029703°, -114.759823°

Trail Map

Driving Directions

You will need a high clearance vehicle to get out to the ranch because the roads are dirt and very worn. You could make it in a low clearance vehicle but you may bottom out if you aren’t careful.

The Trail:

On a recent Trek Planner sponsored trip to Goshute Cave, we stopped along the road to visit the Green Ranch.  There are lots of cool things to check out here including a multi-room house, cellar, old Chevrolet vehicle, crane, bulldozer and other things.  I don’t know the history of this homestead other than it was owned (and might still be owned by the descendants) by the Green family.  You get a good sense for how life was like for these folks.  They must have lived comfortably because they had a refrigerator, stove, couches, bathtub and flushing toilet, electricity and there was even a phone line to the house.  There is an adjacent ranch that had some cattle but we didn’t go over there.

The entire Green property is fenced in with a gate.  When we went the gate was wide open and we didn’t see any “No Trespassing” signs.

We checked out the house first which was in severe disrepair.  All the windows were broken, trash, dirt and cow pies were everywhere and it looked like someone came through with a baseball bat and hit everything they could see.

Looking at the house from the outside

Looking at the house from the outside

Green Ranch

Old refrigerator

Old refrigerator

Stove and a reclining chair

Stove and a reclining chair

Jar of pickles with some pickles still inside. It smelt so rancid that I almost threw up

Jar of pickles with some pickles still inside. It smelt so rancid that I almost threw up

Green Ranch

Looking up in the rafters

Looking up in the rafters

Old hide-away bed

Old hide-away bed

wallpaper crustings

wallpaper crustings

Green Ranch

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Interesting doorknob

Interesting doorknob

Looking up at the chimney

Looking up at the chimney

Destroyed bathroom

Destroyed bathroom

Door knob with a working lock

Door knob with a working lock

An old cheverolet with no engine on the inside

An old cheverolet with no engine on the inside

This machine was sitting just outside the home

This machine was sitting just outside the home

Broken bulldozer

Broken bulldozer

The Return:

Head back towards your vehicle.

Personal Thoughts:

This is off the beaten path but still fun to check out if you are visiting the area.  Please be aware that you may be trespassing even if there are no posted signs.

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Valerie
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My Mother was raised in that farmhouse; the Green Ranch.