Services, Getting There
Hikes & Trails
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Massive, sheer cliffs rise dramatically from the west to 9,600 feet, thus forming the rugged limestone mountain spine of the South Egan Range Wilderness. This high, Bristlecone-studded ridgeline is accessed through meadows and forests and affords spectacular views of the valley 4,000 feet below. In the southern third of the wilderness, Long Valley forms an open bowl between high mountain ridges. Rolling hills of pinyon-juniper woodland and deep canyons with lush, riparian vegetation round out the ecological and scenic diversity.
The South Egan Range Wilderness provides important nesting areas for golden eagles, kestrels, hawks, great horned owls, long-eared owls, turkey vultures, and a high density of prairie falcons.
Angel Cave, a mostly-unexplored, limestone-solution-pit cave, lies within the wilderness at an elevation of 9,000 feet. The cave's unique, crystaline floor and dog-tooth spar formations have, unfortunately, been vandalized by collectors.
This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
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