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Calico Mountains Wilderness

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Recreational Opportunities

Several canyons on the east side of the range provide good day hikes. Deer and Chukar hunting are popular in the area. Rockhounding (using non-motorized tools) is also popular.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

The area has a typical climate of the Great Basin; hot summers with temperatures over 100 degrees F and cold winters with temperatures often below 20 degrees F. Although some of the canyons contain perennial streams and springs, they should not be relied on as a source of water and a sufficient amount of water should be carried. Because the area has poor cell phone coverage the only reliable form of communication is by satellite phone. Access roads in the area are very rough and visitors should have high clearance four wheel drive vehicles with extra gas and two spare tires.

Safety and Current Conditions

Current conditions for the area can be found by calling the BLM Winnemucca Field Office at 775-623-1500

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