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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
Acres: 4631
State Region: Southern Nevada
County Regions: Clark   

Management

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
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Area Description

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.

Flora
Creosote bush scrub with yucca and cactus.

Fauna
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.

Sensitive species
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

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