Far South Egans Wilderness

Far South Egans Wilderness is a protected wilderness area on the southern end of the Egan Range in the U.S. state of Nevada. Established in 2004 by the U.S. Congress, the area is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. This mountain wilderness rises from 5,800 feet (1767 m) to 9,823 feet (2994 m) to form stunning multi-colored limestone cliffs. Wildlife in the area includes mule deer, elk, desert bighorn sheep, mountain lions, golden eagles and ferruginous hawks that live among the rare mix of ponderosa pine and ancient bristlecone pine groves in the higher elevations of the mountains.[1]

Far South Egans Wilderness
Map showing the location of Far South Egans Wilderness
Map showing the location of Far South Egans Wilderness
LocationLincoln County, Nevada and Nye County, Nevada, USA
Nearest cityEly, NV
Coordinates38°27′31″N 115°13′39″W / 38.4587142°N 115.2274519°W / 38.4587142; -115.2274519Coordinates: 38°27′31″N 115°13′39″W / 38.4587142°N 115.2274519°W / 38.4587142; -115.2274519
Area36,299 acres (147 km2)
Established2004 (2004)
Governing bodyU.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management

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  1. ^ Far South Egans Wilderness - Wilderness Connect

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