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Virginia Mountains Proposed Wilderness

Wilderness Area Status

Citizen Proposed Area
Year Designated:

Act or Law:
Acres: 25000
State Region: Northwest Nevada
County Regions: Washoe   


Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Carson City Field Office
Contact Info: (775) 885-6000
5665 Morgan Mill Road  Carson City, NV89701
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Area Description

As you travel north toward Pyramid Lake, the spectacular color of Incandescent Rocks appears in the forground with the majestic 8,700 foot Tule Peak in the background. Several good dirt roads give access to this area where recreation, including hiking, rock climbing and photography is special during all seasons of the year. Visitors may see antelope, soaring raptors or lizards sunning themselves on the rocks. The area is filled with both historic and cultural sites, offering visions of earlier times and people.


The Virginia Mountains proposed wilderness in Washoe County  (c) Kurt Kuznicki


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