U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
Spirit Mountain Wilderness Area
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Spirit Mountain Wilderness Area Map

33,518 acres

Location: 10 miles northwest of Laughlin, Nevada

Terrain: The area is located in the Newberry Mountains which rise to an elevation of 5,600 feet and offer a cool refuge from the heat of the surrounding desert lowlands. Rugged granite boulders and steep canyons are found through most of the unit. Springs and seeps offer water to wildlife in the area.

Habitat Type: Creosote bush scrub with low-desert shrubs and grasses, including blackbrush, yucca and desert willow.

Special Features:

• The area contains huge granite boulders, outcrops and most of Spirit Mountain.

• Numerous archeological resources occur in the area. The Spirit Mountain complex is part of a traditional cultural property.

• Bighorn sheep, bobcats and coyotes inhabit the area.

• Reptiles found in the area include Western chuckwalla, side-blotched lizard, Gila monster and rattlesnakes.


 
Last updated: 06-29-2007