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Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness

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Looking up the base of a large canyon, the bare rock faces rising from the grassy floor below.
Library image #778: Little High Rock Canyon at sunset.


The United States Congress designated the Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness (map) in 2000 and it now has a total of 48,355 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness is bordered by the High Rock Canyon Wilderness to the north and the High Rock Lake Wilderness to the south.


Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness consists of a large area of broad volcanic uplands dissected by the deeply cut drainages of Little High Rock and McConnell Canyons. Elevations in the Wilderness range from 5,000 to 6,940 feet on top of Mahogany Mountain. The main vegetation type is sagebrush, with willows and small stands of chokecherry occurring in the canyons. The canyons are relatively well watered and support meadow complexes and other riparian vegetation. Wildlife in the area includes California bighorn sheep, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, mountain lions, coyotes, and sagegrouse. The canyons also provide outstanding habitat for nesting raptors.

Planning to Visit the Little High Rock Canyon 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 Little High Rock Canyon 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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