Big Rocks Wilderness

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Wilderness Area Statusphoto_bigrocks1_rhunter_400.jpg

Designated Wilderness Area
Year Designated: 2004

Act or Law: Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2004
Acres: 12997
State Region: Eastern Nevada
County Regions: Lincoln   


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, NV89301photo_bigrocks_volunteers_beffort_400.jpg
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Area Description

The Big Rocks Wilderness encompasses the southernmost portion of the North Pahroc Range. The topography of the area includes steep-sided mountains, several canyons and a section of large, jumbled boulders known as Mecca by the rock-climbing community. The entire area provides excellent opportunities for solitude among the boulder field, along the steep ridgeline, or within one of the canyons draining the mountain range. Recreational opportunities include climbing, camping, hiking, horseback riding and hunting.

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