Services, Getting There
Supplies: Henderson is about 25 miles to the north; Laughlin is roughly the same distance to the south.
Hikes & Trails
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Benchmark Gazetteer, pages 84, 85.
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Managing Agency: National Park Service
The Ireteba Peaks Wilderness Area is a region of colorful landscapes, diverse geologic formations and scenic vistas. The backbone of this area is a high, narrow ridge. The eastern slope is cut by deep, short canyons. The steep slopes of the western face drop quickly into the bajada. The Ireteba Peaks wilderness are named for the Mojave Tribal member Irataba(eecheeyara tav), who would rise into leadership as he led a faction of the Mojave people to peaceful relations with the Euro American invaders. Today Irataba is recognized as the driving force behind maintaining a cohesive core of the Mojave Culture and a place on their traditional lands for the Mojave people under the oppressive pressures of Euro American colonization and settlement.
This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
Wildlife: Desert Tortoise, Catclaw, Phainopepla, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Gambel
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