Special Places

Bald Mountain Wilderness

Acres: 22,366 acres
Elevation: 6,880-8,852 feet

The Bald Mountain Wilderness Area is located in western White Pine County,
approximately miles southwest of Ely, Nevada.

Getting There
Access to this Wilderness Area is from Ely, West on Highway 6 for 25 miles. Turn right onto the Ellison Creek Guard Station road (County Road 10) to access the east slope of the White Pine Range. You can park at the Ellison Guard Station and access the Wilderness to the north. This Wilderness Area is also accessed from Highway 50, approximately 45 miles west of Ely, Nevada. Take FS Road 400 south for 20miles to the Ellison Guard Station. 

Area Description
This wilderness is located in the heart of the White Pine Range in Western White Pine County. It is a lower elevation mountainous area the borders Ellison Creek to its south. Lower elevations possess unique rock features and small box canyons with many springs and wildflowers. This area is known for Bald Mtn, in the center of this Wilderness with its high elevation grasslands with subtle alpine characteristics.

Additional Information
Signs indicating “Wilderness” and “Closed Road” or “Closed Route” are placed at various intervals. Vehicles can be parked outside the wilderness boundary.

Mechanized and motorized vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in a wilderness area.

Hunting, fishing, and trapping are allowed under state and local laws. Pets are allowed, but please keep your pets under control at all times. Horses are permitted, however you may need to carry feed. Certified Weed Free feed is required for all stock and pack stock on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Removal, disturbance, or attempting to remove archaeological materials is a felony. Selling, receiving, purchasing, transporting, exchanging or offering to do so is prohibited by law.

Camping is permitted and limited to 14 days. Gathering wood for campfires, when permitted, is limited to dead and down material. Live vegetation cannot be cut.

Please help preserve Nevada’s fragile environments, park your vehicle or set up camp in previously used sites, minimize impacts by practicing Leave No Trace ethics.

Contact the Ely Ranger District Office for current weather, road conditions, and hazards.

USGS 7.5 Quadrangle Maps:
Limestone Peak
Willow Grove
Blackjack Springs

Contact Info:
Ely Ranger District Office
Phone: 775-289-3031