• By Albert Depew

Adaptive Options

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Adaptive Options

Updated on 08/29/2019 10:17 AM

Carson City offers a wealth of experiences suitable for those with a variety of disabilities. The descriptions of trails listed as “adaptive options” are meant to provide guidelines only; “accessibility” in this case does not guarantee universal access. Please review the descriptions carefully to assess whether or not a recommendation is right for you. We encourage your suggestions and feedback!


Fulstone Wetlands

  A 1/2 mile loop through an eight acre wetland.  It is made of compacted decomposed granite that is a minimum of six feet wide. Grades are no more than 2%.

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Linear Ditch Trail

 A 2.4 mile long paved trail, eight feet wide that extends from Roop Street near Governors Field to Fairview Drive, then north along Fairview Drive, crossing into the Moffat Open Space  and ending at Hells Bells Road.  Grades are no more than 2%..

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 Mexican Ditch Trail

Section 1 of the Mexican Ditch Trail extends 2 miles from the Moffat Open Space property (Hells Bells Road) to Silver Saddle Ranch.  It is made of compacted decomposed granite and is at least eight feet wide.  Grades are no more than 2%. Section 2: Extends from Silver Saddle Ranch to Mexican Dam. Decomposed granite multi-use trail for pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian use.

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 The Freeway Multi-use Pathway 

 The Freeway Multi-Use Pathway is a paved trail about 10 feet wide, with grades no more than 2%.  Along the way you will enjoy historic vignettes at each of the gateways and interchangVes that present the theme “Carson City’s History in Motion”

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V&T Paved Trail 

The V&T Trail is named after the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad which operated in this region in the late 1800s and early 1900s. A railroad spur was located near this area. The V&T Trail is a fairly level, paved, non-motorized use path located on the west side of Carson City behind Western Nevada College. The path is ¾ mile in length and travels between Murphy Drive on the north end to Ash Canyon Road on the south end. Parking is available in a small gravel parking area near Murphy Drive and Vanpatten Avenue.

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