America's Scenic Byways

Mt. Wilson Back Country Byway

66 miles - 2-4 hours to enjoy this byway.

Mount Wilson Back Country Byway extends around 66 miles of the Wilson Range. The gravel road winds through volcanic caldera now overgrown with pinyons and junipers along the skirts of the range. Towards the peaks of the range, aspens and ponderosa pines grow profusely. Trek through the byway, crossing wide basins and passing through narrow canyons. Explore historical cabins or visit a pioneer cemetery. Stop at the historical Pioche mining town as you work your way through the Wilson Range, and take time to discover the many species of wildlife.