The United States Congress designated the East Humboldts Wilderness (map
) in 1989 and it now has a total of 32,362 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Nevada
and is managed by the Forest Service.
Anchored in the center by 11,127-foot Hole in the Mountain Peak, northeastern Nevada's East Humboldt Range and this Wilderness host a variety of vegetation: grasses and sage at lower elevations, mountain mahogany, limber pine and aspen in dense stands higher up. In the high country, including 11,020-foot Humboldt Peak in the southern portion, you'll find a very remote area with limited access, appealing to large mammals such as mountain lions, bobcats, deer, big horn sheep and mountain goats. Six lakes accommodate cutthroat and brook trout, an attraction to anglers.