Highland Ridge Wilderness, NV
Bureau of Land Management
The Highland Ridge Wilderness now contains a total of 68,627 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Nevada. In 2006 the Highland Ridge 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:
Address:Ely District Office
702 North Industrial Way, HC 33 Box 33500
The Highland Ridge Wilderness is located in southeastern White Pine County approximately 20 miles south of Baker, Nevada; immediately south of Great Basin National Park. Access to the eastern side of the Highland Ridge Wilderness from Baker, Nevada is along state highway 487 to the southeast for 12 miles to USFS road 450. (This road will lead into Utah for several miles.) Turn right onto USFS 450. Continue along this road for approximately 5.5 miles. At this point you may turn left onto BLM road 4090 which heads south along the eastern side, or continue straight to access the northeastern boundary.