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Grant Range Wilderness

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Photograph taken in  the Grant Range Wilderness
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Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Introduction

The United States Congress designated the Grant Range Wilderness (map) in 1989 and it now has a total of 52,447 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Forest Service.

Description

Raptors flock to this area which falls away from 11,298-foot Troy Peak to a few firs and bristlecone pines and on down to dryland pinion-juniper with a sagebrush understory. Hikers won't find any maintained trails, just abandoned four-wheel-drive tracks that extend into the area from the east and west. Water is virtually impossible to find, except when snow melts and runs off from higher elevations. Only a dirt road separates this land from Quinn Canyon Wilderness to the south. Few people ever explore this region of central Nevada, although it is relatively easy to get to the high country.

Planning to Visit the Grant Range Wilderness?

Leave No Trace

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Grant Range Wilderness.
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website.