Arc Dome Wilderness

[Photo] Tom's Trail with Big Smoky Valley and Peavine Creek in the distance

Situated in the southern portion of the Toiyabe Range, Arc Dome Wilderness Area offers breathtaking vistas, seemingly endless trails and spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. The Wilderness Areas main attraction is the National Recreation Toiyabe Crest Trail. The Toiyabe Crest Trail offers travelers over 70 miles of trail atop the ridge of the Toiyabe Mountain Range, 30 miles travel through the Arc Dome Wilderness.

With multiple access points along the trail (each offering their own unique canyon environments,) the entire length can be broken down to smaller more suitable segments. Aspen stands and streams are common in most of the area. At over 115,000 acres, Arc Dome is Nevada’s largest Wilderness area.


Nearest trail heads located above the town of Kingston, South Twin River, Columbine Campground, Cow Canyon and Toms Canyon.

Maps and trail information are available at the Ranger Stations in Austin and Tonopah.

Nearest Nevada Towns: Both the towns of Austin and Tonopah offer lodging, restaurants and a great small town atmosphere.

Special Instructions

Maximum Group Size: 15 people and 25 head of stock

Permits: None required.