14 miles prior to reaching SUSANVILLE, CA (about halfway point and right after the Rest Area on your right), there is a sign marked ALTURAS 100 miles & LAKEVIEW 180 miles. Turn right here and you are now on Route A-3. This cutoff will later connect you back to US 395 N to ALTURAS.
Continue until you reach ALTURAS, CA (~193 miles total distance from Reno).
Continue of US 395N for approximately five miles north out of ALTURAS. Watch for the sign to CEDARVILLE (18 miles) and GERLACH, NV. Turn right - East on CA-299.
Pass through CEDARVILLE and continue heading East on HWY 299 out of CEDARVILLE. As you leave CEDARVILLE on east HWY 299, you are now traveling on the famous “Lassen-Applegate” Emigrant Trail, which crosses over Forty-Nine Mountain in Nevada.
CA HWY 299 turns into Nevada 8A, (when the pavement ends!) described as “a good road – graded and drained gravel” but travel slowly and enjoy our beautiful countryside. Look for range cattle and wildlife (antelope, wild horses).
After approximately 11 miles, you will see a turnoff to your left, known as the Dugway Road. NOTE - Mapquest directions instruct drivers to turn onto Dugway. Please take caution if taking this route as the Dugway may be snow covered, have wash outs, does not provide guardrails and is not fully maintained throughout the year. If taking the Dugway, which is about two miles long, once at the bottom of the hill, turn left. Our ranch is about ¾ of a mile north on the left.
If not taking the Dugway, continue straight and follow the sign to Vya. You will pass the Old Yella Dog Ranch and the Vya Maintenance Station on your left. Continue for about another two more miles. Our ranch entrance will be on your left. As you drive in, you will see our ranch house with green roof at the base of the hills!
The Rockin’ TD Ranch entrance is located at 41°62.18"N, 119°88.33"W (the elevation is 5,870 feet).