North Black Rock Range Wilderness

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Designated Wilderness Area
Year Designated: 2000

Act or Law: Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Act of 2000
Acres: 30647
State Region: Northwest Nevada
County Regions: Humboldt   


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

Plentiful riparian areas along Coleman and Soldier Creeks attract wildlife and hunters alike to the North Black Rock Range Wilderness. Game species include deer, antelope, chukar, and valley quail. The scenic headwaters of these creeks offer a great destination for hikers.

The wilderness area's western boundary, accessible from the Soldier Meadows Ranch, slopes up gently to the ridgeline and to Red Mountain.

The Summit Lake Indian Reservation borders the wilderness area to the north. Please be respectful of the tribe's reservation and stay on existing roads if you travel through the reservation to get to the North Black Rock Range Wilderness.

Remote, yet beautiful, this Wilderness area is about a 4 hour drive from Reno.

This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.

Wildlife: Warbling Vireo, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, American Badger, Western Terrestrial Garter Snake, Racer, Western Whiptail, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion, Dark Kangaroo Mouse, Gogher Snake, Long-eared Myotis, Silver-haired Bat, Sage Thrasher