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Mt. Irish Wilderness

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Introduction

The United States Congress designated the Mt. Irish Wilderness (map) in 2004 and it now has a total of 28,274 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Description

Forested with pinyon pine and juniper, the hardy hiker can explore the Mt. Irish Wilderness by wandering through canyons and scrambling over limestone cliffs. The white undulating cliffs provide contrast against the darkness of the pines. Numerous rock formations leave open the possibility for undiscovered caves and alcoves. This relatively remote area provides excellent opportunities to escape to a landscape filled with cultural resources.

The mountain range and canyons of the Mt. Irish Wilderness project out into the long sloping bajadas providing important habitat for desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn, and a variety of bird species.

Planning to Visit the Mt. Irish 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 Mt. Irish 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.