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Fortification Range Wilderness

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Recreational Opportunities

Outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation exist within the Fortification Range Wilderness including hiking, camping, backpacking, photography, nature study, horseback riding, and hunting. Opportunities for observing the geology are abundant with multi-hued pink sculpted rock formations, and dazzling white spires only a short hike from the northeastern boundary.

Cottonwood Canyon, accessed from the eastern side of the range, provides a pleasant one-mile trail into "the amphitheater". This bowl-shaped head of the drainage has impressively colored rock outcrops.

Safety and Current Conditions

Contact the BLM, Ely District Office for current weather, road conditions, and hazards.




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