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Delamar Mountains Wilderness

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The United States Congress designated the Delamar Mountains Wilderness (map) in 2004 and it now has a total of 111,066 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.


Several deep, twisting canyons issue from the central core region and into the southern bajada. The eastern mountainous region holds hills, peaks, washes and draws. Many of the canyon areas and some of the boundary zones have spectacular cliffs. Elevations within the Wilderness boundaries range from approximately 2,600 to 6,200 feet.

This area provides steep, rugged terrain for desert bighorn sheep and a variety of raptors. The long sloping bajadas around the periphery of the wilderness provides critical habitat for the threatened desert tortoise. The Delamar Mountains Wilderness encompasses a portion of the Mormon Mesa Desert Tortoise Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Sensitive species likely to be found in the wilderness area include the white bearpoppy and banded Gila monster.

Planning to Visit the Delamar Mountains 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 Delamar Mountains 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.