Services, Getting There
Supplies: Winnemucca is about 40 miles to the north.
Hikes & Trails
Benchmark Gazetteer, page 49.
Wilderness Area Status
Wilderness Study Area
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
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.
Take Action: The proposed Grandfathers' Tobin Crest Wilderness is part of the seven proposed wilderness areas outlined in the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act. Sign the petition to gain permanent protection for the Tobin Crest! Read more about the campaign here.
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