Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails
200 Transfer Road
Gerlach, NV 89412
Natural Area: Bike, Climbing, Hike, History, Picnic, Walk, Wildlife
The Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA) hosts a multitude of recreational opportunities within its 800,000 acres. It encompasses nearly 120 miles of emigrant trails, the Black Rock Desert, and High Rock Canyon. The most popular attractions are the Black Rock Desert playa, the narrow gorge of High Rock Canyon, the natural hot springs, and historic wagon trails. The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Black Rock Station visitor contact center is open April – October. The Station is just west of Gerlach, Nev., at the entrance to Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA). The regular operating hours are Thursday – Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as staffing allows; the station is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The website for the Friends of Black Rock – High Rock is the best place to start. The official BLM website is: https://www.blm.gov/nlcs_web/sites/nv/st/en/prog/nlcs_new/BRDHRC_NCA.html.