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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Humboldt National Forest- The Humboldt National Forest is scattered throughout northern and eastern Nevada. From lowlands covered with sagebrush to mountain peaks frosted with snowfields, this Forest is a country of different faces and many moods.
Toiyabe National Forest- The Toiyabe National Forest is located mostly in Nevada, with a portion also in California. Sections of the Forest stretch from Lake Tahoe and Reno, south to the Las Vegas area.

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Description - The Humboldt -Toiyabe National Forest, the largest national Forest outside the State of Alaska, sprawls from eastern California and western Nevada to the northeastern boundary of the state and on down to southern Nevada and takes in the higher elevations of some of Nevada's most spectacular mountain ranges.

In addition, the Humboldt - Toiyabe National forest contains some of the most unique biological diversity in the nation. Many endemic plant and animal species (that is species found nowhere else in the world) are located here.

Great variations in climate, geology and topography, plants and wildlife, scenery and recreation blend together to provide nature lovers and outdoor recreationists a treasure trove of adventure and discovery.

Attractions - Due to the sheer size and related differing geology and topography of the National forest, visitors to the area have access to multitude of diverse recreational opportunities. These range from studying the plant and animal life unique to the area, together with the scenic views offered.

Many of the ranger districts offer Llama, horse and goat packing within their wilderness. Alternatively tourist have opportunities to hunt, use off highway vehicles, fish, hike, mountain bike or camp. Additionally winter visitors to the area will gain access to various winter sports.

Recreation - Facilities in the National Forest include, scenic areas, nature studies / programs, fishing, mountain biking, Llama / goat / horse packing, hiking, wilderness, camping, hunting, OHV and winter recreation.

Climate - Due to the sheer vastness of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest the area border varying climates. This variation can range from the harsh desert climates of both the south and north of the state. Here visitors can expect mild winters with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees. Daily summer highs usually exceed 100 degrees and may reach 120 degrees. Summer temperatures do not vary widely from day to night.

Within the higher mountainous regions visitors should be aware of colder temperatures and occasional snow in winter months.

Location - Areas of this immense National Forest are scattered throughout Nevada. Each area is normally served by the different State Highways.

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Filed By: michelle (reno, nv)
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Report: We drove into toiyabe from verdi took a right at the green gate and another right at a puddle,went as far as we could go and saw the remains of a home that looked as though it had caught fire in the 1970's. on the fire place there is a picture of a woman and a toddler. there is a basement or vault under the home. I am curious to know who they were.

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Contact Information:
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 1200 Franklin Way , Sparks, NV, 89431, Phone: 702-331-6444

Additional Information:
Central Nevada - This area spans the center of Nevada, straddling U.S. Hwy. 50. It is often referred to as Pony Express Territory because U.S. Hwy. 50 parallels the historic Pony Express route.
Las Vegas Region - Located in southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Region offers more than just gambling. Visitors to the area can experience the natural beauty and wildlife of areas such as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Valley of Fire State Park and the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park to name but a few.
Nevada National Forests and Parks - The Humboldt -Toiyabe National Forest, is the largest national Forest outside the State of Alaska. Areas of this immense National Forest are scattered throughout Nevada. There are many opportunities to participated in a wide variety of recreational activities.
Northern Nevada - Often referred to as "Cowboy Country", Northern Nevada is dominated by the Humboldt River which covers over 300 miles. The area has beautiful areas such as the 113,167 acre Jarbidge Wilderness, the 11,000 acre Rye Patch Reservoir, Angel Lake, Battle Mountain and the Ruby Mountains.
Reno-Tahoe Region - This incredible area offers the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe's crystalline waters, rolling forests of pine and fir, snow-covered mountains, an ancient sea turned into a desert lake, historic mining towns and much more.
South-Central Nevada - Often called the "Pioneer Territory", the area contains natural wonders from the Death Valley National Park to the Toiyabe and Monitor mountain ranges. The land is also dotted with the ruins of old mining towns.

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