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Red Mountain Wilderness

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The United States Congress designated the Red Mountain Wilderness (map) in 2006 and it now has a total of 20,520 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Forest Service. The Red Mountain Wilderness is bordered by the Currant Mountain Wilderness to the west.


Adjacent to the Currant Mountain wilderness in the heart of the White Pine Range, Red Mountain stands out against the grey Limestone escarpment with its orange - red volcanic geology. This remote area possesses beautiful scenic vistas and volcanic rock formations.

Planning to Visit the Red Mountain Wilderness?

Leave No Trace

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Red Mountain Wilderness.
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website.

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