Services, Getting There
Hikes & Trails
USGS topo: Yellow Hills East, Badger Mountain SE & Nut Mountain. See also BLM's Winnemucca Field Office Northeastern Recreation Guide. DeLorme Gazetteer: page 19.
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
The East Fork High Rock Canyon Wilderness lies on a broad, volcanic upland in the northern Calico Mountains. Elevations range from 4,900 to 6,600 feet. The western portion is a palette of contrasting colors - the bright green canyon floors and the yellows, reds, browns, grays and oranges of the canyon walls. This area has a variety of land forms with big cliffs, steep talus slopes and short rimrocks. The visual and topographic contrast between the open expansive uplands and the deeply incised canyons creates scenic-quality vistas. The canyons are 200-500 feet deep erosional scars cutting through multi-colored layers of volcanic rock. The canyon floors support willow and meadows.
This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
Wildlife: Long-nosed Leopard Lizard, Zebra-tailed Lizard, Great Basin Rattlesnake, Gopher Snake, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion, Pronghorn, Bobcat, Desert Cottontail, Chukar, Great Horned Owl, Greater Sage-grouse
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