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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).

Official visitor map of Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) in Arizona and Nevada. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Lake Mead - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) in Arizona and Nevada. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Official Nevada State Highway Map. Published by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NVDOT).Nevada State - Nevada State Highway Map

Official Nevada State Highway Map. Published by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NVDOT).

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.

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