Map & Directions
to Burning Man
FROM THE NORTH
Begin at the town of Alturas located in northeast California along Hwy 395. This is the last opportunity to fill up on gas and the last services for a hundred miles. Take Hwy 299 east about 25 miles, then turn south onto Hwy 447 and proceed about 75 miles to Gerlach.
FROM THE WEST
From Reno, Nevada, take Hwy I-80 east for approximately 25 miles. Take the Wadsworth/Pyramid Lake Exit #43 to Hwy 447. Go north one mile to Wadsworth and turn left, staying on Hwy 447. It’s 75 miles to Empire where gas and supplies are available. Continue 3 miles on Hwy 447 to Gerlach where gas is also available.
FROM THE EAST
From Winnemucca, there is one option: I-80 is the primary route to follow for 130 miles to exit #43, then follow the same directions as above from Reno. The other route, Jungo Road, visible on a map, is a very rough dirt road with easy-to-miss turns, mining vehicles, a couple of treacherous dips and is likely to cause a flat if not worse. Please don't try this route.
FROM THE SOUTH
GERLACH TO BLACK ROCK CITY
From Gerlach, go northwest on Hwy 447 for one mile to the fork. Take the right-hand fork, Hwy 34, and continue 8 miles to the Burning Man entrance. You will see signs marking our entrance. Note: The 3-mile playa entrance (first turn-off) used in previous years is NOT an entrance to our event. The 12-mile playa entrance just beyond ours will not take you to Burning Man and will be patrolled by BLM Rangers. Please consider filling up on gas on your way into the event; it is much easier to do this than to get gas on the way out.