The United States Congress designated the Mt. Rose Wilderness (map
) in 1989 and it now has a total of 31,194 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Nevada
and is managed by the Forest Service.
Nestled between Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada, the 32,000 acre Mt. Rose Wilderness encompasses most of the high country of the Carson Range. The Hunter Lake jeep road splits the area into two distinct sections: the 7,000-acre northern section and the 25,000-acre southern section, which contains 10,776-foot Mount Rose and most of the major canyons and ridges. Due to its proximity to urban centers (the area almost shares a border with Reno), Mount Rose is one of Nevada's most heavily used Wilderness. But portions of the interior hide small meadows and remote lakes seldom seen by humans.