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Goshute Canyon Wilderness

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General Trip Planning Information

There are outstanding opportunities for primitive forms of recreation in the Goshute Canyon Wilderness. Goshute Cave is an extensive limestone solution cave that offers excellent opportunities for caving and geological study. The cave is rich in formations and relatively well preserved with nearly 100 years of visitation.

Solitude is easy to find in this wilderness, in large part due to its remoteness and steep terrain, it does not receive much visitation. Additionally, you may find solitude in one of the drainages, just over another rock ledge or tucked into one of the forested slopes.

Other recreational activities include camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and hunting. See area management for regulations.

A long "cherrystem" route extends from the southwest corner of the wilderness far into Goshute Basin, providing motorized access to several primitive campsites.

Safety and Current Conditions

Contact the Ely District Office for current road conditions and hazards.

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