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Arrow Canyon Wilderness, NV

Bureau of Land Management

Overview


The Arrow Canyon Wilderness now contains a total of 27,530 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Nevada. In 2002 the Arrow Canyon 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:

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Regulations:
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:

LAS VEGAS FIELD OFFICE, DIVISION OF NLCS
BLM, Las Vegas Field Office
4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Phone: 702-515-5000

Recreational Activities:

  • WILDERNESS

Address:

Las Vegas Field Office
4701 North Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas,NV, 89130
Phone: 702-515-5000
Email: lvfoweb@blm.gov

Directions:

The peaks of the Wilderness can be accessed from US Highway 93. Park off the highway and walk in, or drive one of two 4WD roads in about a mile further. There are no trailheads. Arrow Canyon may be accessed by driving state Highway 168 east from Interstate 15 approximately 11 miles. Look for a ranch sign titled "Arrow Canyon Ranch." Drive under the sign and keep right on the gravel road avoiding the house (a private residence - please respect their privacy) to a fenced in municipal well. If you have 4WD you may continue approximately 1.5 miles to the wilderness boundary where you will find a vehicle barricade and parking area. If you don't have 4WD, park at the well.

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