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Parsnip Peak Wilderness

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Recreational Opportunities

This area is good for hiking and camping, backpacking, horseback riding, rock climbing, hunting and trapping, plus the study of archaeology and geology. Abundant prehistoric sites exist here. The Mount Wilson Archaeological District was delineated in the north end of the Wilderness and is eligible for nomination for the National Register of Historic Places. Pre-historic sites include campsites, rock rings, rock shelters and rock art. A unique feature is the "Indian Playground", an elaborate rock formation which feels almost man-made, and can be clearly seen from the air.

Safety and Current Conditions

Contact Bureau of Land Management Ely District Office for current weather, road conditions, and hazards.

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