About the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area
Stewarded by Friends of Black Rock-High Rock
The Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is vast wilderness landscape in northwestern Nevada, home to lava flows, vast alkali lake beds, intricate desert canyons, soaring vistas and diverse wildlife. The NCA protects 120 miles of the finest western stretches of the historic emigrant trails and wagon ruts, pioneer graffiti and historic structures persist to this day. Each Labor Day week, the Black Rock Playa plays host to the world famous Burning Man Festival.