Services, Getting There
Supplies: Ely is about 60 air miles to the south.
Hikes & Trails
USGS topo: Mt. Taylor, McDermid Ranch, Paris Creek, Goshute Creek DeLorme Gazetteer, page 40.
Map of Goshute Canyon Wilderness (PDF)
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Goshute Canyon Wilderness lies in the Cherry Creek Range in northernmost White Pine County. It is a big landscape with a hidden canyon that feeds perennial streams full of native trout species. With a long, north-south trending ridgeline above 9,500 feet and a summit of 10,458 feet, Goshute is an ideal hiking destination with incredible views of the Ruby Mountains just 50 miles away. Along its lower flanks on the east side, one can enter Goshute Cave a network of limestone tunnels that connect large rooms -- a perfect destination for first time cavers.
The wilderness area is a study of contrasts. Brilliant yellow fall color and light-colored rock flare against the dark foliage of the evergreen canopy. Sense of distance can be distorted by the immense scale of topographic features. The rugged, mountainous core of the Cherry Creek Range rises above 10,000 feet. Expansive meadows rimmed by craggy peaks create a vision of untouched natural beauty. Goshute and Carry Basins are watersheds for perennial streams.
This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
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