Mount Wilson

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Mount Wilson
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The Mount Wilson byway traverses 66 miles of mostly gravel roads. The route winds through an ancient volcanic caldera now forested in piñon and juniper at the lower elevations and with aspen, mountain mahogany and ponderosa pine at the higher elevations. Spectacular scenery, rich settlement history and water-based recreation opportunities make this byway an ideal adventure destination. The historic mining town of Pioche provides many services. High-clearance vehicles are recommended for travel on the northern half of the byway. Access is extremely limited during the winter. Route signing is minimal so please obtain a route map from the BLM.

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The byway begins on State Road 322 at Pioche, or off Hwy 93 at the Pony Springs Rest Area, about 22 miles north of Pioche.

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