High Rock Canyon Wilderness
he side canyons of High Rock Canyon provides excellent opportunities for backpacking and dayhiking. . High Rock Canyon is located along the National Desert Trail and provides for backpacking opportunities as well. Deer, antelope and chukar hunting are popular in the area. Driving through High Rock Canyon along the emigrant Trail is also a popular recreational activity.
Climate and Special Equipment Needs
The area has a typical climate of the Great Basin; hot summers with temperatures over 100 degrees F and cold winters with temperatures often below 20 degrees F. Although some of the canyons contain perennial streams and springs, they should not be relied on as a source of water and a sufficient amount of water should be carried. Because the area has poor cell phone coverage the only reliable form of communication is by satellite phone. Access roads in the area are very rough and visitors should have high clearance four wheel drive vehicles with extra gas and two spare tires.
Safety and Current Conditions
Current conditions for the area can be found by calling the BLM Winnemucca Field Office at 775-623-1500 or the BLM Surprise Field Office 530-279-2726