Area Description

Tecoma Valley is a typical high arid northeast Nevada location with lower valley floors at 4800 feet above sea level and the Pilot Range to the southeast rising to a lofty 10,716 feet. The valley floors are range country covered with sagebrush and scattered grasses. As the land rises to the bordering mountain ranges, the sage cover gives way to stands of Juniper and Pinion pine. The Juniper and Pinion pine trees cover extensive areas above 6,000 feet with some spruce at the higher elevations of Pilot Peak. Pilot Peak has several small spring fed streams on its slopes and in its scenic rocky canyons, and it is a pleasant experience to hike and camp there. There are no developed camping areas and access roads are primitive. You should be equipped accordingly.