Services, Getting There
Services: Gerlach is less than 5 miles north of the northern tip; Reno is 90 - 100 miles to the south.
Hikes & Trails
Benchmark Gazetteer, pages 38, 46.
Wilderness Area Status
Wilderness Study Area
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
The Fox Range WSA encompasses the Fox Mountain Range immediately north of the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. It includes three distinct landforms: the highly-dissected, rugged terrain of steep canyons and prominent ridges to the west, the rolling hills and desert piedmont located on both the east and west fringes of the WSA. Riparian zones, barren ridges and sand dunes are all present. The WSA measures 20 miles long and 9 miles wide. Elevations range from 3,900 to 7,608 feet. The Smoke Creek Desert lies to the west and the San Emidio Desert to the east.
The west side of the Fox Range is a rugged landform of steep canyons and prominent ridges. A large bowl-like basin, Juniper Flat, is located near the ridge crest. The east side of the range is a smoother, more rolling landform. A small area of granitic outcrops and remnant boulders occurs just east of Pah Rum Peak.
Hiking and camping, hunting, horse packing, rock climbing and scrambling can be done here. There are no unusual scenic attractions to draw people to a single location.
John C. Fremont's 1842-43 route, with Kit Carson as guide, followed the eastern edge of the WSA, but no trace of his passage still exists.
This Wilderness Study Area is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
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