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The Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation area is located in northwestern Nevada. Reno Tahoe International Airport is located approximately 2 hours south of Gerlach, Nevada, the southern entrance to the NCA.

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You can also access the NCA from Winnemucca, NV, and Cedarville, CA.

Directions to Gerlach from Reno, Nevada:

From Reno:

Take I-80 east approximately 30 miles

Take exit 43 toward Wadsworth/Pyramid Lake.

In approximately .3 mile, turn left onto NV State Route 447.

Follow SR 447 north, approximately 77 miles to Gerlach.

NOTE: Please watch and follow all speed markers.

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