Things to See and Do
The 1.2 million acres of land within the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area are full of opportunities for adventure. Whether you’re interested in history, hiking, or simply sitting quietly and pondering the vast universe, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
Points of Interest
Not sure what to do in a land so vast? We put together a handy list of recommendations for you.
Camping in the NCA
You’ll find incredible camping out here. Follow these guidelines to ensure your adventure is fun and safe.
Fly Geyser is one Nevada’s most unforgettable sights. Fortunately, Friends can now get you there.
From shady, tree-lined canyons to a nearly 9,000-foot peak, there’s an option for any hiker. Just be prepared to blaze your own trail.
Who says history is only found in books and museums? The NCA is home to the longest undisturbed section of trails used by 19th century emigrants headed west.
The most important thing to know about hot springs is that they are dangerous. Follow the 300-yard rule if you choose to seek out these beautiful spots.
Hunting is allowed in the NCA. Be sure to check current regulations and abide by guidelines and licensing requirements.
With over 900 miles of primitive roads this land will test your skills and equipment like nowhere else.
Geodes, fossils, petrified wood – Black Rock High Rock country offers the thrill of discovery.
Low light pollution and almost no clouds – we promise you’ll rarely get a chance to see the night sky like this!
Wild Horses and Burros
Wild horses and burros are an iconic part of area history. Today, you can see them throughout the NCA, and even adopt them.