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Lime Canyon

Wilderness - Nevada

Lime Canyon is a medium sized (23,233 acres) wilderness area that includes a long, disjointed, and sparsely vegetated carbonate ridge (elevations to 4,406 feet), deep canyons that cut through the ridge, and desert bajadas that overlook the Overton Arm of Lake Mead (elevations to 1,475 feet). The geology of the area is complex, but the main feature is the hogback ridge (or system of ridges) that was caused by the tilting and uplifting of early carbonate sedimentary rocks. The uplift blocked existing drainage systems and probably formed lakes, but new drainages were formed that cut through the ridge, making for deep, narrow canyons and some odd geologic structures.

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Visitor Map of Gold Butte National Monument (NM) in Nevada. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Gold Butte - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Gold Butte National Monument (NM) in Nevada. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Lime Canyon Wilderness https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/nevada https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lime_Canyon_Wilderness Lime Canyon is a medium sized (23,233 acres) wilderness area that includes a long, disjointed, and sparsely vegetated carbonate ridge (elevations to 4,406 feet), deep canyons that cut through the ridge, and desert bajadas that overlook the Overton Arm of Lake Mead (elevations to 1,475 feet). The geology of the area is complex, but the main feature is the hogback ridge (or system of ridges) that was caused by the tilting and uplifting of early carbonate sedimentary rocks. The uplift blocked existing drainage systems and probably formed lakes, but new drainages were formed that cut through the ridge, making for deep, narrow canyons and some odd geologic structures.
Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District Office 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive Las Vegas, NV 89103 http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.1.html Size: 23,233 acres Elevation Range: 1,500 - 4,406 feet Designation: Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002 BLM Lime Canyon Wilderness Area Description The Lime Canyon Wilderness is dominated by parallel ridges that run north-south through the area and are cut by the narrow and scenic Lime Canyon. Rugged drainages cut through the mountains, providing a stunning landscape. A variety of sediment deposits are revealed through both faulting and erosion. Gently rolling hills and wide bajadas open up as the land runs out west toward the Overton Arm of Lake Mead. Vegetation is typical of the Mojave Desert and includes cacti, creosote bush and scattered communities of Joshua trees and other yucca plants. The highest elevation in the area is 4,406 feet. Directions The Lime Canyon Wilderness is about 45 air miles east of Las Vegas, just east of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Gold Butte Backcountry Byway Road and Quail Spring Wash Road provide access to the Lime Canyon Wilderness. Road conditions vary; highclearance and four-wheel drive are recommended. Recreation The Lime Canyon Wilderness provides a striking backdrop for hiking, horseback riding, and camping. Wildlife is abundant, with a wide variety of bird and reptile species. Backcountry permits are not required. Camping is limited to a total of 14 days in one location, and no more than 90 days total within any consecutive 12-month period. Hunting and non-commercial trapping are allowed with proper licensing. Practice Leave No Trace ethics to minimize impacts to the area. Motorized vehicles, mechanized equipment, and mechanical transport are not permitted in designated wilderness. USGS 7.5 Quadrangle Maps: Overton Beach, Devils Throat, Lime Wash, and Gold Butte. Additional Information • Signs indicating “Wilderness” and “Closed Route” are placed at various intervals. Obey all posted signs. • Vehicles can be parked outside the wilderness boundary. • Recommended maximum group size: 12 members. • Removal, disturbance, or attempting to remove archaeological materials is a felony. Southern Nevada District Office Maps No warranty is made by the Bureau of Land Management as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data. Original data were compiled from various sources. This information may not meet National Map Accuacy standards. This product was developed through digital means and may be updated without notification. Southern Nevada District Office N BLM Lime Canyon Wilderness

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