Bristlecone Wilderness

Description:

The Bristlecone Wilderness now contains a total of 14,095 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Nevada. In 2006 the Bristlecone Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,..." you play an important role in helping to "...secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities.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.Leave No Trace principles:Plan Ahead and PrepareTravel and Camp on Durable SurfacesDispose of Waste ProperlyLeave What You FindMinimize Campfire ImpactsRespect WildlifeBe Considerate of Other VisitorsRegulations:Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. In a few areas some exceptions allowing the use of motorized equipment or mechanical transport are described in the special regulations in effect for a specific area. Contact the agency for more information about regulations.Contact Information:ELY BLM FIELD OFFICEHC 33 Box 33500Ely, NV 89301Phone: 775-289-1800Office hours: 7:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Directions:

The Bristlecone Wilderness is located in central White Pine County, approximately five miles due west of McGill, Nevada, or about 10 miles north of Ely, Nevada. Access to this wilderness area is from Ely, north on Federal Highway 93 for 5 miles. Turn left on State Highway 490; at the stop sign turn right onto Lackawana Road. After leaving the small community of Cross Timbers, drive about a mile to a dirt road on your right that will take you along the eastern side of the range, or proceed through Hercules Gap to access the west side of the Bristlecone Wilderness.

Phone:

775-289-1800

Email:

eyfoweb@blm.gov

Address:

Ely District Office 702 North Industrial Way, HC 33 Box 33500 Ely, NV 89301

Activities:

Wilderness

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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