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.