High Rock Canyon

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High Rock Canyon, Nevada

"It was a singular place to travel through- shut up in the earth, a sort of chasm, the little strip of grass under our feet, the rough walls of bare rock on either hand, and the narrow strip of sky above." -- John C. Fremont, description of High Rock Canyon, 1843

High Rock Canyon

  • http://www.blackrockfriends.org/area_information/HighRockSideCanyons.php www.blackrockfriends.org/area_information/HighRockSideCanyons.php -- Friends of Black Rock High Rock; High Rock Canyon is one of nature’s masterpieces. It is a narrow defile cut 800 feet deep through layers of dark lava and multi-colored volcanic ash. The canyon can be traversed by high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles except between February 1st and the second week in May when the road is closed to protect wildlife during nesting and lambing times. Hiking is allowed year round. Vehicle camping is restricted to primitive, designated sites only. This is the best place in Black Rock-High Rock Country to view bighorn sheep and raptors. ...

High Rock Canyon Wilderness

  • http://www.nevadawilderness.org/northwest/highrockcyn.htm www.nevadawilderness.org/northwest/highrockcyn.htm -- Friends of Nevada Wilderness The High Rock Canyon Wilderness is painted with layers of white, gray, orange and brown bedding. The bright green of the canyon floors and pockets on the walls contrast with the grey green of sagebrush. A 360 panorama of valleys, terraces and mountain ranges open up vistas 60 miles in all directions. The Wilderness Area's northeast border hits the abrupt edge of High Rock Canyon. Antelope and birds of prey are common here.

East Fork High Rock Canyon Wilderness