Services, Getting There
Hikes & Trails
Wilderness Area Status
Lands with Wilderness Characteristics
State Region: Southern Nevada
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management Local District: Las Vegas Field Office Contact Info: (702) 515-5000 4701 North Torrey Pines Dr Las Vegas, NV89130 Visit the website (will open a new window)
This wilderness would protect over 12,000 acres of pristine desert tortoise habitat, world-class cultural resources, some of the most outstanding scenery in Nevada. The large tracks of undisturbed Mojave scrub within this area are important to the Clark County Multi Species Habitat Conservation Plan’s sensitive species recovery. Rugged limestone ridges, colorful sandstone formations, and drifting sand provide a multitude of landscapes for visitors to lose themselves in. Challenging desert hiking and route finding, rock scrambling, and incredible possibilities for photography provide truly outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation in this beautiful area. Bitter Ridge South is the beating-heart of the Gold Butte region and is a destination for visitors from around the world. Bitter Ridge South offers spectacular views of the Virgin Mountains and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Visit Panoramio to see more photos of Bitter Ridge and to explore this area on Google Earth (a new window will open)
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