Come see the wild side of Nevada…wildlife that is. With varied terrain including everything from deserts to lakes and mountains to valleys, Nevada is home to hundreds of species of birds, bears, fish, lions, deer, elk and everything in between. Throughout Nevada you will find habitats, preserves and refuges dedicated to wildlife conservation and viewing. Explore the Silver State’s wild side and you’ll find that our animals, plants and birds are both beautiful and exciting to watch.
Located in southeastern Nevada about 1.5 hours north of Las Vegas, lies the beautiful Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. The area is utopic bliss to a multitude of species of wildlife and plants, and has been preserved for thousands of migratory waterfowl and endangered species. Situated south of the quiet farming community of Alamo, Nevada, Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 550 refuges in the National Refuge system across the United States.
The pinnacle of the Alta Toquima Wilderness in the South Summit, the tallest of the three peaks of Mt. Jefferson and the tallest point in central Nevada.
The Angel Lake Scenic Byway is a spectacular 12-mile route through beautiful landscape, offering plenty of options for hiking, picnicking and camping. You can catch this state byway at the intersection of I-80 and US 395 in the town of Wells. From Wells, take SR 231 or Angel Lake Road, south and west. Angel Lake Road winds its way into the East Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The drive takes you past sagebrush, piñon pine, mountain mahogany and aspen trees.
Blue Lakes, Onion Reservoir, and Knott Creek Reservoir are three popular sites in this remote area.
Gorgeous alpine lake at the end of this challenging trail. Top elevation of over 10,000 feet requires at least a three-hour ride each way (14 miles round trip).