Services, Getting There
Supplies: Las Vegas is about 30 miles to the west.
Hikes & Trails
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Benchmark Gazetteer, page 85.
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Managing Agency: National Park Service
The Jimbilnan Wilderness adjoins the Pinto Valley Wilderness, which lies directly to the west. Lake Mead laps upon its east side. It 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 to roughly 3,000 feet. The odd name is a combination of Jim, Bill and Nancy, the National Park Service employees who surveyed the area.
Wildlife: Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed hawk, American Kestrel, Cooper's Hawk, Greater Roadrunner, Bald Eagle, American White Pelican, Osprey, White-faced Ibis, Las Vegas Bearpoppy, Threecorner Milkvetch, Sticky Buckwheat
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