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Tobin Range Wilderness Study Area

Wilderness Area Status

Wilderness Study Area
Year Designated:

Act or Law:
Acres: 13107
State Region: Northwest Nevada
County Regions: Pershing   


Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Winnemucca Field Office
Contact Info: (775) 623-1500
5100 East Winnemucca Boulevard  Winnemucca , NV89445
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Area Description

The Tobin Range Wilderness Study Area rises from near the valley floor to the crest of the Tobin Range. Elevations range from 4,640 to 9,775 feet. The WSA measures 6 miles long and 5 miles wide. In the higher elevations adjacent to Mt. Tobin, the smooth, dominant ridges are separated by shallow drainages. The foothills area on the west is bounded by a prominent, 10-to-20 foot tall, fault scarp that formed during the 1915 earthquake. A portion of the WSA includes the fringing desert piedmont.

Hiking and camping, hunting and horse-packing, rock scrambling are good here. Great views of the surrounding desert await hikers who make it to the upper reaches of the WSA. Cross-country skiing is popular here in the winter.


The Tobin Range in Pershing County rises from the valley floor to ridges and cliffs reach almost 10,000 feet.  (c) Scott Smith


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