Bonanza Saddle is a 6.1 mile out and back trail located near Indian Springs, Nevada and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.1 miles Elevation Gain: 2,880 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

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Nice climb for great views of seldom seen valleys, canyons, and peaks This hike is definitely a climb, but it is fairly gradual and the switchbacks are not as brutal as the ones leading to Griffith Peak or Raintree. Although the trail is too narrow to safely "pony" a horse, mules or donkeys should have no problem. Is you have a loose suckling along, the slopes may be too rocky and steep for them to scamper about. Riding stock has done a great job of keep the soil hard packed on this trail, with very little loose rock or other problem areas. Keeping in mind the altitude, this is a super trail to work your animals on, and a good practice trail for your hunting horses to condition before season. Unless you have first hand knowledge of where some of the springs are located, you'd better pack all your water in. The meadows at the saddle are a very pleasant place to rest, lunch, or explore; but is not large enough to support an overnight horse camp, or grazing. Tie your horses instead of hobbling once you reach the saddle.

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1 month ago

Review from a few days ago pretty much sums it it. I made it almost 2.5 miles in but the snow was too deep and I didn’t have the gear for it. Tricky finding the trail coming back

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1 month ago

Made it roughly 2 miles 1500ft up. A ton of snow. Dahd bought new snow shoes and blazed a path on the fresh new snow. Tough going in the deep snow but I had a blast. Driving up we got to see wild horses and a mule deer. Road from cold creek to the trailhead is rough and glad we had a truck.

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Tue Aug 02 2016

Probably my new favorite in Vegas. never been down cold creek before. very hard for the first 1.8 miles then the switchbacks get longer and easier. only made it to the saddle and was able string up the hammock for lunch with the puppies. will be back in a couple weeks to try to get to the peak.

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Sat Sep 22 2018

recorded Bonanza Peak

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recorded Bonanza Saddle

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