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Bristlecone Wilderness

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The Bristlecone Wilderness is located in central White Pine County, approximately five miles due west of McGill, Nevada, or about 10 miles north of Ely, Nevada. To access to this wilderness from Ely: head north on Federal Highway 93 for 5 miles. Turn left on State Highway 490; at the stop sign turn right onto Lackawana Road. After leaving the small community of Cross Timbers, drive about a mile to a dirt road on your right that will take you along the eastern side of the range, or proceed through Hercules Gap to access the west side of the Bristlecone Wilderness.

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