Tobin Range Wilderness Study Area
Wilderness Area Status
Wilderness Study Area
Act or Law:
State Region: Northwest Nevada
County Regions: Pershing
Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Winnemucca Field Office
Contact Info: (775) 623-1500
5100 East Winnemucca Boulevard Winnemucca ,
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The Tobin Range Wilderness Study Area rises from near the valley floor to the crest of the Tobin Range. Elevations range from 4,640 to 9,775 feet. The WSA measures 6 miles long and 5 miles wide. In the higher elevations adjacent to Mt. Tobin, the smooth, dominant ridges are separated by shallow drainages. The foothills area on the west is bounded by a prominent, 10-to-20 foot tall, fault scarp that formed during the 1915 earthquake. A portion of the WSA includes the fringing desert piedmont.
Hiking and camping, hunting and horse-packing, rock scrambling are good here. Great views of the surrounding desert await hikers who make it to the upper reaches of the WSA. Cross-country skiing is popular here in the winter.
The Tobin Range in Pershing County rises from the valley floor to ridges and cliffs reach almost 10,000 feet. (c) Scott Smith