The United States Congress designated the Becky Peak Wilderness (map
) in 2006 and it now has a total of 18,119 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Nevada
and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
The Becky Peak Wilderness lies at the northern end of the Schell Creek Range in eastern Nevada. Vegetation primarily includes desert brush and grass at the lower elevations and a scattering of pinyon pine and juniper stands on the upland slopes of Becky Peak and surrounding hillsides. Atop Becky Peak itself (9,859 feet), you will encounter bristlecone and limber pine trees. Elevations drop as low as 6,500 feet in this Wilderness.
Wildflowers are abundant in the spring and include yarrow, prickly poppy, prickly pear cactus, larkspur, lupine, paintbrush, and Sego lilies. Pronghorn antelope are frequently seen through the sagebrush lowlands. Other animals that may be spotted on a visit to Becky Peak Wilderness include mule deer, wild horses, lizards and a variety of birds.