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Map of Highland Ridge Wilderness (PDF)
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Wilderness Values: The Highland Ridge Wilderness encompasses the southern portion of the Snake Range contiguous to the southern boundary of Great Basin National Park. Steep, rocky ridges sloping off to the south and several riparian drainages characterize the area. The topography varies from gently sloping bajadas to rolling foothills to steep ridgelines. This variety of terrain provides excellent habitat for wildlife including mule deer, cougar, Northern Goshawk and several bat species. The pinyon-juniper covered mountains, steep rocky ridges and deep drainages provide visitors with ample opportunities for solitude as well as excellent vistas into adjoining valleys and nearby mountain ranges. Recreational activities include horseback riding, hunting, camping, hiking, photography and nature study.
The wilderness provides excellent opportunities for solitude and primitive and unconfined recreation. It also provides contiguous wildlife habitat and recreation with Great Basin National Park. Highland Ridge Wilderness provides contiguous protection to some of the basin lands that comprise so much of Nevada. Elevations in the area include ridges at 10,000 feet, but also important rolling hills of pinyon-juniper and sagebrush woodlands at 6,000 feet.
This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
Click here for the BLM Fact Sheet and Map (will open a new window)
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