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Tule Peak has no established trails. The entire region is open for skilled explorers to enjoy on foot or on horseback. The western edge of the area rises gently from the edge of the Winnemucca Valley in broad, rolling foothills supporting scattered stands of juniper within plains of native Great Basin sagebrush and grass communities.  Suddenly these rolling hills terminate in rugged, steep canyons and walls climbing over 3,000 feet up to the top of the Virginia Mountains. Routes here range from moderate to extremely challenging, depending on you skill and ability. This western climb terminates in the 8,700-foot elevations of the knife-like Tule Ridge culminating in Tule Peak itself.  To the east of the summit ridge, these highest elevations provide extensive grasslands and dwarf sagebrush communities that create a park-like environment with spectacular views in all directions. The BLM's Incandescent Rocks ACEC forms a critical component of the southern portion of the area. The multi-colored, fantastic rock formations found within the ACEC extend throughout the southern portion of the Tule Peak area including such popular primitive recreation areas as the “Pig Rock,” "Monkey Condos," Big Mama," and Needle Rock with outstanding opportunities for rock scrambling and climbing.  The Tule Peak is a very important area for hunters and also provides many outstanding opportunities for truly primitive recreation within close proximity to the greater Reno area.