Jumbo Springs 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
State Region: Southern Nevada
County Regions: Clark
Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Las Vegas Field Office
Contact Info: (702) 515-5000
4701 North Torrey Pines Dr Las Vegas,
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The Jumbo Springs area consists of the upper canyons of three major washes which drain from the edge of a plateau east toward Lake Mead. The canyons are rugged. Elevations range from 2,700 feet along the southeast side to a 4,700 foot ridge on the northern end. Low mountain brush species vegetate the land. Scenic views of Iceberg Canyon and the lower reaches of the Grand Canyon are visible from here. The wilderness measures 3.5 miles long by 1.5 miles wide. Known water sources are Cottonwood Spring and Sandstone Spring. This wilderness adjoins Temple Mesa.
This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
Creosote bush scrub with yucca and cactus.
Desert bighorn sheep. Birds include peregrine falcon, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, Cooper's hawk, and greater roadrunner. Bald eagle, American white pelican, osprey and white-faced ibis may be seen near Lake Mead.
Las Vegas bearpoppy, threecorner milkvetch, sticky buckwheat, banded Gila monster.
Wildlife: banded Gila monster, verdin, canyon wren, peregrine falcon, cactus wren, Gambel
Panorama of Jumbo Springs Wilderness. (c) Brian Beffort
Hiker is silhouetted against the afternoon sky in Jumbo Springs Wilderness. (c) Brian Beffort