Length: 9.5 miles

A small perennial stream draining the Big Den Basin of the Desatoya Range halfway between Austin and Fallon.

The upper waters of Big Den Creek host a native population of the rare and endangered Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and remains one of the last native strongholds of this ancient fish in western Nevada. On its lower stretch, the creek cuts through a deep gorge home to a series of rare desert waterfalls.

How To Get HereEdit

Access to Big Den Creek is generally moderate to difficult by way of hike-in access only, 4 miles east of Eastgate. Look for a turnoff signed to "Big Den Basin" from SR 722. Follow this road to a trailhead for the Desatoya Mountains Wilderness.