The United States Congress designated the Mt. Irish Wilderness (map
) in 2004 and it now has a total of 28,274 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Nevada
and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Forested with pinyon pine and juniper, the hardy hiker can explore the Mt. Irish Wilderness by wandering through canyons and scrambling over limestone cliffs, ranging from 4,800 to 7,504 feet. The white undulating cliffs provide contrast against the darkness of the pines. Numerous rock formations leave open the possibility for undiscovered caves and alcoves. This relatively remote area provides excellent opportunities to escape to a landscape filled with cultural resources.
The mountain range and canyons of the Mt. Irish Wilderness project out into the long sloping bajadas providing important habitat for desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn, and a variety of bird species.