Services, Getting There
Supplies: Ely is 50 miles to northwest.
Hikes & Trails
USGS topo: Gouge Eye Well, Indian Springs Knolls, Mount Grafton NE, The Gouge Eye. Benchmark Gazetteer: page 69.
Fortification Map (PDF)
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
In a region of Nevada dominated by rugged limestone mountains, the Fortification Range proclaims its independence with a brilliant display of stark white and pale pink volcanic tuff formations. This wilderness offers a wide variety of terrain, from the gentle topography of the south to the rugged vertical ramparts of the north - culminating in the enormous natural amphitheater of upper Cottonwood Canyon.
This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
Click here for BLM Fact Sheet and Map (will open a new window)
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