Mount Wilson Backcountry Byway

The Mount Wilson Backcountry Byway travels a route east of US Highway 93 between Pony Springs and Pioche. Along the way this 66-mile route passes by Spring Valley and Echo Canyon State Parks and travels between the White Rock Range and Parsnip Peak Wilderness Areas as it makes its way around the Wilson Range. This is an area of ancient volcanic calderas now overgrown with junipers and pinons. The higher areas are a mix of Ponderosa and aspen. There's wildlife and views galore, just bring your high clearance vehicle and a good camera and you'll have a good time.

A view of Parsnip Peak from the Mount Wilson byway
Parsnip Peak Wilderness, from the Mount Wilson Backcountry Byway
Photos are courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management