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