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East Humboldts Wilderness

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Looking up an alpine slope of low green grass streaked with brilliant orange autumn foliage, beneath high rocky cliffs.
Library image #783: Fall color on the east side near Hole in the Mountain


The United States Congress designated the East Humboldts Wilderness (map) in 1989 and it now has a total of 32,364 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.

Planning to Visit the East Humboldts 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 East Humboldts 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.

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