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South Egan Range Wilderness

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Two hikers standing at the top of a nearby cliff, dwarfed by the massive rocky face, leading down to rocky slopes below dotted with green trees.
Library image #1856: Unnamed peak and bristlecone pine north of Sheep Pass Canyon


The United States Congress designated the South Egan Range Wilderness (map) in 2006 and it now has a total of 67,214 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.


The South Egan Range Wilderness is a striking and rugged mountain spine running nearly the entire length of the White River Valley. Spectacular vistas give a sense of exhilaration as the landscape falls away dramatically to the valley floor, 4,000 feet below. Numerous riparian areas and pockets of quaking aspen serve to attract an abundant variety of wildlife species which include mule deer, elk, and a variety of upland game birds, such as sage grouse.

There are three routes (cherrystems) that provide access to the ridgeline toward the center of the Wilderness area. The West Parker Spring route (not suitable for full-sized vehicles) leads to the ridge and provides views of Mt. Wheeler to the east and over a number of mountain ranges to the west. Several springs feed small, intermittent creeks throughout the wilderness.

Planning to Visit the South Egan Range 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 South Egan Range 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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