Churchill County High Point Trip Report

Desatoya Peak (9,973 ft)

Author: Dinesh Desai

We were lucky to have the friendly rancher allow us access through his ranch. His name is Joe Dahl. However, future Desatoya hopefuls should not bother him. The standard route for years has been from the west side. If you are coming from Fallon, take highway 722 (old US 50) and go about 6.2 miles to the dirt road on your left. A little later, take the left fork which follows the Big Den creek.

I personally have not gone up this route but for strong hikers (or if you do not have a 4-wheel drive vehicle) this probably is the most straightforward route. It will be helpful to get a topo of the area...