The United States Congress designated the Bridge Canyon Wilderness (map
) in 2002 and it now has a total of 7,761 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Nevada
and is managed by the National Park Service.
The Bridge Canyon Wilderness is bordered by
the Spirit Mountain Wilderness
to the north.
The Newberry Mountains, which rise to an elevation of 5,600 feet, offer a cool refuge from the heat of the surrounding desert lowlands. These imposing mountains contain the Bridge Canyon Wilderness, a land strewn with rugged granite boulders, steep canyons and intermittent springs and seeps. The rock outcrops and caves make this area very striking. Stands of cottonwood trees can be found along the Grapevine Wash and Sacatone Wash water courses. Canyon grape, cattails and rushes grow in Grapevine Canyon. Discover the petroglyphs of early Native Americans in the canyon along with majestic bighorn sheep and the clever coyote. Reptiles include the Western chuckwalla, side-blotched lizard, Gila monster, rattlesnakes and a desert tortoise habitat.