Riveting Muddy Mountains Wilderness
March 7, 2022
A riveting, dynamic horizon view of the color rich snow coated Muddy Mountains Wilderness with the sun peeking through the partly cloudy skies within Lake Mead National Park.
The Muddy Mountains Wilderness region consists of shadowy slot canyons, mind-bending geological formations and expansive views of Lake Mead is jointly administered by the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Solitude and silence are common throughout the 3,521 acres of narrow canyons and gravelly washes found inside Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
The landscape here displays a thriving Mojave Desert habitat of creosote bush, black brush, yucca, Joshua tree and desert willow. Watch for bighorn sheep, the banded Gila monster and the desert tortoise.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Andrew Cattoir.