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Birding Around the Torrance Ranch
Torrance Ranch
Highway 95 approaching Oleo Road (view N)

Location

Link to roads map.

Torrance Ranch is located on Highway 95, about 120 miles northeast of Las Vegas, just north of Beatty, Nevada.

From Las Vegas, drive north on Highway 95 for about 2 hours to Beatty (Table 1, Site 899). From the stoplight in downtown Beatty, drive north 7.2 miles to Oleo Road, on the right (note: online maps seem to have the names wrong, and street signs may be missing).

Oleo Road is about 1.7 miles past the Hot Springs RV Park (which recently sold, so the name may change), and Oleo Road is the next road past Boiling Pot Road.

Torrance Ranch
Oleo Road (view E from near Hwy 95)

From Highway 95, turn right onto Oleo Road (dirt) and drive east for about 50 yards to Torrance Ranch Road, marked by a brown gate on the north (left) side of Oleo Road. A sign next to the gate reads "Torrance Ranch, a Wetland and Wildlife Preserve." Turn left onto Torrance Ranch Road, open the gate, drive in, and close the gate. Drive up the ranch road for about 0.25 miles to the parking area by the old homesite (Site 0627).

When driving south on Highway 95 (e.g., driving south from Tonopah), Fleur De Lis Road is 0.9 miles north of Oleo Road, and the marsh and willow thickets are visible on the left (east) just before getting to Oleo Road.

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Gate and access road. The trees mark the parking area (view N)
Torrance Ranch
Open the gate, then close it after driving in (view N)
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Inside the gate (view N)
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Inside the gate (view N)
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Torrance Ranch sign
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Arriving at the parking area (view N)
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Note historic dug-out building on left (view W)
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Not much left of the historic dug-out building (view W)
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Parking at the end of the road (view N)
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Parking at the end of the road (view N)

Table 1. Highway Coordinates Based on GPS Data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site Location Latitude (°N) Longitude (°W) UTM Easting UTM Northing Elevation (feet) Verified
0627 Torrance Ranch 37.0028 116.7233 524619 4095018 3,645 Yes
0899 Beatty (downtown at the stop light) 36.9086 116.7586 521506 4084555 3,310 Yes

Happy birding! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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