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.

Check out our top spots »

Camping in the NCA

You’ll find incredible camping out here. Follow these guidelines to ensure your adventure is fun and safe.

What you need to know before you head out »

Fly Geyser

Fly Geyser is one Nevada’s most unforgettable sights. Fortunately, Friends can now get you there.

More about Fly Geyser »


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.

When and where to hike »

Historic Trails

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.

What you’ll find out on the trails »

Hot Springs

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.

How to stay safe around area hot springs »


Hunting is allowed in the NCA. Be sure to check current regulations and abide by guidelines and licensing requirements.

Resources and requirements for hunters »

OHV Opportunities

With over 900 miles of primitive roads this land will test your skills and equipment like nowhere else.

Where and when you can ride »


Geodes, fossils, petrified wood – Black Rock High Rock country offers the thrill of discovery.

What you might find and where to look »


Low light pollution and almost no clouds – we promise you’ll rarely get a chance to see the night sky like this!

Tips for seeing the stars at their best »

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.

Key facts about wild horses and burros »

Interested in something not on the list? Contact us to discuss further.