U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|El Dorado Wilderness Area|
El Dorado Wilderness Map
Location: 40 miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada
Terrain: Contained within this unit are the picturesque and rugged Eldorado Mountains. The area is a maze of peaks and side canyons with vertical cliffs extending to the edge of the Colorado River. Much of the terrain was formed by volcanism.
Habitat Type: Creosote bush scrub with low-desert shrubs and a variety of cacti.
• The area contains scenic beauty and some remnants of historic mining.
• Water is scarce and the summer temperatures can reach 120+ degrees.
• Archeological resources in the area include petroglyphs and lithic scatters.
• Bighorn sheep, bobcats, mountain lion, coyotes and jackrabbits inhabit the area.
• Reptiles found in the area include side-blotched lizard, rattlesnakes and desert tortoise.
|Last updated: 06-29-2007|
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