any miles from any urban development, encompassing
116,000 acres adjacent to the Idaho - Nevada border, the Jarbidge
Wilderness Mountains rise over 10,500 feet. This is an environment that
has nurtured everything from the ancient Shoshone Indian civilization to
the turn of the century miners, sheep herders, cowboys and those hearty
enough to venture in and test their wills to succeed and survive.
It is one of the few places in the United
States that is still considered to have class 1 air quality, meaning
pristine air. The Jarbidge Wilderness possesses a spectacular
combination of heavily timbered areas, high desert open ranges, 500 foot
rock formations and volcanic cut valleys created thousands of years ago.
Emerald Lake , sitting at 9200 feet, is a favorite attraction for all
The Jarbidge, which was established as a protected wilderness in 1964 is
administered by the Humboldt National Forest Service. Nevada, is one of
the largest states in the union and possesses more mountain ranges than
any other state. The Jarbidge Wilderness is considered one of the least
traveled wilderness areas in the lower forty - eight.
ajestic elk, mule deer, coyote, mountain lion, golden
eagles and over six hundred varieties of wild flowers are some of the
indigenous inhabitants to the Jarbidge Wilderness. The Jarbidge
Wilderness and its inhabitants create an endless kaleidoscope of life
and color. Come and experience a pristine piece of God's work!