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Mt. Irish Archeological Site

Come visit the largest concentration of Pahranagat and Basin and Range petroglyph sites in Eastern Nevada!
Trail Uses
Hiking Mountain biking E-biking Horseback riding
Location
Lincoln County
Length
12.00 miles (Network)
Town
Hiko
Surface
Dirt, Sand
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No
Wilderness Areas
Mount Irish Wilderness Area
Other Activities
UTV/Jeep Driving ATV Riding Dirt Biking

Description

The Mt. Irish Archeological district covers 640 acres of preserved and historical land that was used from 4,000 years ago to the early 19th century. There are 11 unique historical sites located along Irish Mountain Road that are fairly easy to access with an off-road capable vehicle. An interpretive trail is located at each of the three main rock art sites and a brochure guide is located at the sign in station just past the wire gate. Turn outs and parking are located at each of the historical sites, but hiking is required to see these sites up close. 

Other Information

For a guided visit of the archeological site, check out the BLM's brochure on the Mt. Irish Petroglyphs. 

For lodging and other activities in Lincoln county visit their website.

Follow the Leave No Trace principles and do not take anything from these sites or touch the petroglyphs. 

The Mt. Irish Petroglyphs are located within an Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Please be respectful and stay on designated roads and trails only. 

Do not touch or take any artifacts from any archeological sites you may come across. Please report damage to archeological sites here!

Given that portions of the Mt. Irish Mountain Range are designated wilderness, only hikers and equestrians are allowed within the wilderness boundary. Motorized and mechanized use is only permitted on surrounding non-wilderness trails. Please be respectful of the wilderness boundary and only travel on designated roads and trails for your activity type. Horses are allowed and only certified weed free hay can be brought in.

Trail Manager

For more information visit the BLM website or contact: 

Bureau of Land Management - Caliente Field Office

Bureau of Land Management - Caliente Field Office
P.O. Box 237

Caliente , Nevada 89008
Phone: 775-726-8100
BLM_NV_EYDOWebmail@blm.gov
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Trailhead Information

The roads to visit these sites require a 4WD, high-clearance vehicle. Be cautious when visiting after a storm as rods may become washed out or flooded. 

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This trail passes by an important historical or cultural area. Please respect the area and future visitors by looking rather than touching.
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