Arc Dome Wilderness Article

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Arc Dome Wilderness
IUCN category Ib ( wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Arc Dome Wilderness
Map showing the location of Arc Dome Wilderness
Location Nye County, Nevada USA
Nearest city Tonopah, NV
Coordinates 38°48′12″N 117°19′22″W / 38.8032635°N 117.3228693°W / 38.8032635; -117.3228693 [1]
ARC DOME WILDERNESS Latitude and Longitude:

38°48′12″N 117°19′22″W / 38.8032635°N 117.3228693°W / 38.8032635; -117.3228693 [1]
Area115,000 acres (47,000 ha)
Established1989
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf/recreation/wilderness/arc_dome.shtml

The Arc Dome Wilderness is a protected wilderness area in the Toiyabe Range of Nye County, in the central section of the state of Nevada in the western United States. It covers an area of approximately 115,000 acres (47,000 ha), Nevada’s largest Wilderness area. Attractions include the 70-mile (110 km)-long Toiyabe Crest Trail offers travelers atop the ridge of the Toiyabe Range, including 30 miles (48 km) within the Arc Dome Wilderness. [2]

Wildlife in the Wilderness includes Columbia spotted frog, mule deer, sharp-shinned hawk, golden eagle, Clark's nutcracker, sagebrush sparrow, sagebrush vole, black-throated gray warbler, yellow warbler, northern goshawk, big brown bat, and Great Basin skink. [3]

The Arc Dome Wilderness is administered by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Arc Dome Wilderness at sunset, from Cow Canyon Trailhead

See also

References

  1. ^ "Arc Dome Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
  2. ^ "Arc Dome Wilderness". US Forest Service. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
  3. ^ "Arc Dome Wilderness". Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Retrieved 2009-05-24.

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