U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
El Dorado Wilderness Area
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El Dorado Wilderness Map

31,950 acres

 

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.

Special Features:

• 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