Nevada National Forest Maps

Nevada has a lot of desert, but it has a lot of forested lands as well.  As with much of the West, land coverage is determined by altitude and predominant seasonal temperatures.  In Nevada, as in Arizona, the localized nature of the high elevations is referred to as Sky Islands.  The islands of forested mountain peaks often occur in close proximity to desert basins offering an otherworldly view from below similar to those of California’s Inyo National Forest area.  Snow capped peaks within a couple miles of scorched desert make some interesting photographs and recreational diversity.

With two peaks over 13,000 ft in elevation, Nevada is right up there with the rest of the western states in maximum elevation.  Boundary Peak, on the California border in the White Mountains, is the tallest with Wheeler Peak on the other side of the state coming in a close second.  Wheeler Peak is certainly the more interesting of the two with its great prominence and glacial cirque.  It is part of Great Basin National Park and an overlapping area of National Forest.

The forested areas of Nevada are mainly controlled under the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest name.  The forest areas themselves are very distributed and disjointed being supervised by local district offices.

Spanning most of the 400 mile border with California from the Inyo border to the top of the Lake Tahoe, the Bridgeport and Carson districts are among the most used.

The areas that are closest to Las Vegas and the Ely and Tonopah Ranger districts are coming to the site soon.