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Fandango Wilderness Study Area

Wilderness Area Status

Wilderness Study Area
Year Designated:

Act or Law:
Acres: 40940
State Region: West Central Nevada
County Regions: Nye   


Managing Agency: Forest Service
Local District: Austin-Tonopah Ranger District
Contact Info: (775) 964-2671
PO Box 130  Austin, NV89310
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Area Description

Fandango Wilderness Study Area is part of a spectacular wilderness complex. Views from the top of fandango ridge are breathtaking. Lush riparian vegetation fills the numerous canyons and draws. Brilliant fall colors fill the canyons creating veins of gold contrasting with the dark green foliage of the evergreen canopy. The perennial creeks support brook trout and carpets of wild flowers in the spring and early summer. This is a wonderful place for hiking and backpacking where visitors will enjoy watching wildlife and discovering hidden pictographs and petroglyphs.

This Wilderness Study Area is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.


Aspen groves grace several drainages in the Fandango Wilderness Study Area  (c) Norman Herterich


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