Spirit Mountain Wilderness

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Spirit Mountain Wilderness
Spirit Mountain ascent 4.jpg
near the summit of Spirit Mountain
Map showing the location of Spirit Mountain Wilderness
Map showing the location of Spirit Mountain Wilderness
LocationClark County, Nevada, USA
Nearest cityBullhead City, Arizona
Coordinates35°16′12″N 114°39′32″W / 35.270067°N 114.65892°W / 35.270067; -114.65892Coordinates: 35°16′12″N 114°39′32″W / 35.270067°N 114.65892°W / 35.270067; -114.65892[1]
Area33,518 acres (13,564 ha)
Governing bodyNational Park Service
Bureau of Land Management

Spirit Mountain Wilderness Area is a 33,518-acre (13,564 ha) wilderness area located in the Newberry Mountains in Clark County, Nevada, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Laughlin.[2] Spirit Mountain lies within the area.[3][4] It is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.

Most of the wilderness is located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.[5] The area is adjacent to both the Nellis Wash Wilderness Area and the Bridge Canyon Wilderness Area.[3]

The area was in the homeland of the Yuman Indians.[4] Yuman and Mojave people believe all life began on this mountain, which is visible for miles from Bullhead City in Arizona, Needles in California, and Laughlin, Cal-Nev-Ari, and Searchlight in Nevada.

The United States Congress designated the Spirit Mountain Wilderness in 2002.[6]


  1. ^ "Spirit Mountain Wilderness Map". Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  2. ^ "Spirit Mountain Wilderness Area Map". Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved 2010-03-15.
  3. ^ a b "Spirit Mountain Wilderness Area". BirdandHike.com. 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2010-03-15.
  4. ^ a b "Clark County Wilderness Areas". Outside Las Vegas Foundation. Retrieved 2010-03-15.
  5. ^ "Spirit Mountain Wilderness" (PDF). Bureau of Land Management. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2010-03-15.
  6. ^ "Spirit Mountain Wilderness". wilderness.net. Wilderness Connect - University Of Montana. Retrieved 14 October 2020.

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