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Hikes & Trails
1:100,000 Topo Map: Overton
Wilderness Area Status
Lands with Wilderness Characteristics
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Black Ridge, Little Virgin Peak, and the short canyons intersecting the main ridge, provide outstanding opportunities for rock scrambling and adventuring in steep and rugged terrain. There are many places on within the low hills and bajada of the remaining unit where outstanding opportunities for solitude can be found. This area of rugged ridges and desert pavement mosaics are all within critical desert tortoise habitat and important Big Horn Sheep winter range. The area supports a variety of cacti, Mojave desert shrubs, and several species of native grasses. A population of Sticky Buckwheat (Eriogonum Viscidulum) is identified on the northwestern side of Black Ridge. The area protects cultural significant resources such as pit houses above the Virgin River and petroglyphs and pictographs throughout the unit.
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