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Success Summit
This drive traverses many habitats, including sagebrush flats and an emerald lake bounded by sheer cliffs. From Ely, travel south on US Highway 93, passing through several sagebrush benches, watching for mule deer, black-tailed jackrabbits, least chipmunks, sage grouse, and coyotes. Turn east on...
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Stewart Creek
Description: The ridges and canyons of the Arc Dome Wilderness border this clear-running creek, home to Lahontan cutthroat trout. Columbine Campground offers an excellent base for viewing wildlife. Trout visible year-round. Excellent viewing of squirrels, birds of prey, songbirds, and woodpeckers spring and summer. Good views of bighorn sheep and grouse spring through fall. Camping fee.

Wildlife to Watch: A colony of Belding ground squirrels inhabit burrows near the road, a half-mile before camp and close to the horse camp and trail. Patient observers may see the colony watched and preyed upon by northern goshawks, prairie falcons, coyotes, and badgers. Cavities in the aspens belong to hairy and downy woodpeckers, northern flickers, and yellow-bellied sapsuckers. In the spring, about forty species of birds nest near camp. Hike to 11,775-foot Arc Dome and watch for sage grouse in the meadows and sagebrush and blue grouse in Nevada’s largest stand of limber pines. Desert bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and bobcats inhabit the rocky, high-elevation basins.


Ownership: U.S.D.A. Forest Service 
Size: 1,500 acres 
Closest Town: Austin

RestroomsParkingTent CampingHikingPicnic tablesHorse TrailsHandicap Accessible

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Hairy Woodpecker - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Austin, take US Highway 50 west two miles to Old US 50. Turn southwest, drive seven miles, then turn south on paved road signed “Ione, 43 miles.” Road becomes gravel after five miles. Continue another thirty miles then turn east .5 miles past Reese River Guard Station onto FS 119. Drive nine miles to Columbine Camp.

For more information call (702) 964-2671.

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Stewart Creek : Wildlife Viewing Area