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Mount Grafton Wilderness

Wilderness Area Status

Designated Wilderness Area
Year Designated: 2006

Act or Law: White Pine County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2006
Acres: 78754
State Region: Eastern Nevada
County Regions: White Pine   


Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Ely Field Office
Contact Info: (775) 289-1800
702 North Industrial Way HC 33 Box 33500 Ely, NV89301
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Area Description

Mount Grafton Wilderness includes the highest summit on Nevada BLM land: 10,990 ft Mount Grafton. The high central ridge line provides spectacular views for the hiker and important summer habitat for many species of wildlife including elk, mule deer, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, and mountain lion.

This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.


The Mount Grafton Wilderness is home to numerous majestic stands of aspen.  (c) Scott Smith

Wilderness keeps water pure.  (c) Brian Beffort

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