Goshute Canyon Wilderness
|Goshute Canyon Wilderness|
Goshute Cave entrance in Goshute Canyon Wilderness
|Location||White Pine County, Nevada, United States|
|Nearest city||McGill, Nevada|
|Area||42,544 acres (17,217 ha)|
|Established||December 20, 2006|
|Governing body||U.S. Bureau of Land Management|
Goshute Canyon Wilderness is a 42,544-acre (17,217 ha) wilderness area in northern White Pine County in the U.S. state of Nevada. Located in the Cherry Creek Range north of the town of Mcgill, the Wilderness was created by the "White Pine County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2006" and is administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Vegetation in the Wilderness consists primarily of thick pinyon pine and juniper stands at the lower elevations, while bristlecone and limber pine thrive in the higher elevations. Aspen and cottonwood trees crowd the moist drainages along the creeks that flow through the Wilderness.
Various species of wildlife can be found in Goshute Canyon Wilderness, including Bonneville cutthroat trout, mule deer, mountain lion, bobcat, owl, falcon, eagle, hawk, kestrel, blue grouse, sage grouse, and marmot.
Popular recreational activities in Goshute Canyon Wilderness include camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and caving.
- Goshute Canyon Wilderness Study Area fact sheet - Nevada BLM
- Goshute Canyon Wilderness - Nevada BLM
- Bristlecone Wilderness - Friends of Nevada Wilderness
- "Scientists Voice Their Overwhelming Support for Wilderness Designations in White Pine County, Nevada" by the Wilderness Society