The Trail Center is open year-round, but is currently operating on winter hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on regularly scheduled closed days.
“The Trail Center will be open through the Thanksgiving weekend,” said Jan Petersen, interpretive specialist. “If you have family visiting that weekend, this is a great place to bring them for a great learning opportunity that is free as well.”
The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is eight miles west of Elko at Hunter exit 292. The Trail Center welcomes school and tour groups. Admission is free. Visit www.californiatrailcenter.org or www.blm.gov/cv5c or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.