Friends of Nevada Wilderness
The United States Congress designated the Grant Range Wilderness (map
) in 1989 and it now has a total of 52,451 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Nevada
and is managed by the Forest Service.
Raptors flock to this area which falls away from 11,298-foot Troy Peak to a few firs and bristlecone pines and on down to dryland pinion-juniper with a sagebrush understory. Hikers won't find any maintained trails, just abandoned four-wheel-drive tracks that extend into the area from the east and west. Water is virtually impossible to find, except when snow melts and runs off from higher elevations. Only a dirt road separates this land from Quinn Canyon Wilderness to the south. Few people ever explore this region of central Nevada, although it is relatively easy to get to the high country.