The United States Congress designated the Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness (map
) in 2000 and it now has a total of 48,355 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Nevada
and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
The Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness is bordered by
the High Rock Canyon Wilderness
to the north and the High Rock Lake Wilderness
to the south.
Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness consists of a large area of broad volcanic uplands dissected by the deeply cut drainages of Little High Rock and McConnell Canyons. Elevations in the Wilderness range from 5,000 to 6,940 feet on top of Mahogany Mountain. The main vegetation type is sagebrush, with willows and small stands of chokecherry occurring in the canyons. The canyons are relatively well watered and support meadow complexes and other riparian vegetation. Wildlife in the area includes California bighorn sheep, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, mountain lions, coyotes, and sagegrouse. The canyons also provide outstanding habitat for nesting raptors.