Bureau of Land Management, Nevada.
The longest intact segments (totaling 175 miles) of the historic Emigrant Trails to California and Oregon are located in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA). Designated in 2000, the NCA and ten associated wilderness areas give protection to nearly 1.2 million acres within Nevada's Great Basin. The NCA is comprised of high desert mountain ranges, volcanic tablelands, and the Black Rock Desert Playa.
For more information, go to https://www.blm.gov/black-rock-desert-high-rock-canyon-emigrant-trails-nca.
From Reno, take Interstate 80 east to Wadsworth. Travel north for 75 miles on State Highway 447 to Gerlach.