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Weepah Spring Wilderness Area

Photo taken in Weepah Spring Wilderness Area.  Click photo for larger view
The Weepah Spring Wilderness area is an excellent, unspoiled example of mountain ranges typical of the Great Basin. The geology of the area forms a complicated landscape with isolated peaks, wandering canyons, walls of fossil bearing rocks, natural arches and volcanic hoodoos. Add to this the oddity of the largest stand of ponderosa pine in eastern Nevada and 4,000 year old rock art. Although most stands of ponderosa in eastern Nevada are relic stands, this one is unique because active regeneration is obvious. You can enounter young saplings growing next to trees over three feet in diameter. Skull Arch, a popular destination, lies on the eastern side of the wilderness. The White River Narrows Archaeological District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, represents one of the largest and most well-known petroglyph concentrations in the state. Other prehistoric sites include shelter caves, hunting blinds and prehistoric campsites.

Fact Sheets and More

Click here to view the Weepah Spring Wilderness Area Fact Sheet

Click here to view more photos of the Weepah Spring Wilderness Area

Click here to view the Wilderness Managment Plan for the Weepah Spring Wilderness Area

Last updated: 01-04-2016