The California Trail Interpretive Center returns to summer schedule


Bureau of Land Management

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Elko District Office

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ELKO, Nev. – The California Trail Interpretive Center (CTIC) will resume a seven-day per week schedule beginning on May 1st, 2023. Summer operating hours will be Monday through Sunday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Located eight miles west of Elko, Nevada at the Hunter exit 292 on Interstate 80, the CTIC is a local favorite also visited by scores of travelers stopping by on the I-80 corridor.

“The seven day a week schedule will allow the Trail Center to better serve the public during the busy summer months by offering local visitors and travelers the opportunity to take advantage of many exciting summer programs including Trail Days June 3-4 this year, and to shop for unique items in the gift shop,” said CTIC Manager Paul Brownlee.

The CTIC will continue the popular interpretive programming for all ages throughout the summer. Each weekend will have a different focus, providing something for all skill levels and interests. Watch for season-specific activities such as Dutch oven cooking, butter churning, bows and throws archery and axe and knife throwing, daytime and evening hikes, and more for the whole family to enjoy.

For additional information, contact the CTIC, at 775-778-1849 or visit us at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.