The Bristlecone Wilderness is part of the 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness"
as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964
. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques
when visiting the Bristlecone Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.
If carrying feed for horseback riding, it needs to be certified weed free. Hunting and non-commercial trapping are allowed under state and local laws within the wilderness area. Remember when camping that it is limited to 14 days and campsites are primitive. Please help preserve Nevada’s fragile environments, park your vehicle and set up camp in previously used sites. Impact to the area can be minimized by practicing Leave No Trace ethics.
Mechanized and motorized vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in wilderness. Signs indicating “Wilderness” and “Closed Road” or “Closed Route” are placed at various intervals. Obey all posted signs. Vehicles can be parked outside the wilderness boundary. Pets are allowed, but please keep your pets under control at all times. Removal, disturbance, or attempting to remove archaeological materials is a felony.