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Rainbow Mountain Wilderness

Wilderness Area Status

Designated Wilderness Area
Year Designated: 2002

Act or Law: Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002
Acres: 25111
State Region: Southern Nevada
County Regions: Clark   

Management

Managing Agency: Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Las Vegas Field Office
Contact Info: (702) 515-5000
4701 North Torrey Pines Dr  Las Vegas, NV89130
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Area Description

The Rainbow Mountain Wilderness is home to the gorgeous sandstone escarpments, rugged canyons and linestone peaks that draw 1.3 million visitors to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area each year.

Located west of Las Vegas, Rainbow Mountain Wilderness is part of the Spring Mountains complex, which also includes the LaMadre and Mt. Charleston Wilderness Study Areas.

As housing growth eats up open space and forces wildlife to compete for habitat, more human residents are venturing into the hills to explore the bounty of this backyard wild country.

This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.

Wildlife:

The magic of morning light in the Red Rock NCA  (c) Susan Nielsen

Hikers enjoying the protected beauty in Red Rock Canyon  (c) Brian Beffort

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