Weepah Spring Wilderness


Volcanic hoodoos in Weepah Spring Wilderness
Volcanic hoodoos in Weepah Spring Wilderness

The 51,480 acres of Weepah Spring Wilderness straddle the county line between Lincoln and Nye Counties, about 29 miles north of Crystal Springs in the Seaman Range. Elevations range from 4,600' to 8,605' at the top of Timber Mountain. The Seaman Range is a typical Great Basin mountain range: a group of isolated peaks with no single, defined ridgeline, walls of fossil-bearing rocks, natural arches, volcanic hoodoos and a maze of canyons.

The largest stand of Ponderosa pine in eastern Nevada is in Weepah Spring Wilderness. Also within Weepah Spring Wilderness is the White River Narrows Archaeological District with prehistoric hunting blinds, campsites, shelter caves and one of the largest and best known concentrations of petroglyphs (some up to 4,000 years old) in Nevada.

Access to Weepah Spring Wilderness is via State Route 318, north from Hiko for about 25 miles.

Natural stone arches in Weepah Spring Wilderness
A waterfall below the source of Weepah spring itself
In the Ponderosa pine forest of Weepah Spring Wilderness
Weepah Spring Wilderness map
Weepah Spring Wilderness area map
Photos and map courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management