• By Albert Depew

Silver Saddle Ranch

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BannerSilverSaddleLocation:  2648 Carson River Road


There are several trails throughout the ranch including the Mexican Ditch Trail leading to the Mexican Dam and the Prison Hill Recreation Area

Motorized vehicle access is restricted to designated roads. 

 EquestrianBird WatchingMountain BikeHiking
No FirearmsNo CampingNo CampfireNo Hunting

"Escape from Prison Hill Trail Half-Marathon"

running event held each spring

Ø=not available


Δ Barbeque Ø Picnic Pavilion
Ø Baseball/Softball Fields Ø Picnic Tables
Ø Basketball Courts Ø Playground Equipment
Ø Boating Access Δ Reservable Facility
Dog Allowed on Leash Δ Restrooms
Δ Dogs Allowed off Leash Ø Restrooms (Sani Huts - Seasonally)
Δ Equestrian Ø Roller Hockey Rink
Ø Equestrian Trails Ø Sand Volleyball Courts
Ø Fishing Access Ø Skateboard Park
Ø Football/Soccer Fields Ø Tennis Courts
Ø Horseshoe Courts Δ Trails (Paved)
Δ Open Grass Area Δ Trails (Unpaved)


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More information

The 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.