The majority of land in the Northwestern area of Nevada referred to as the Black Rock / High Rock area is either claimed and protected by the BLM or that of the Paiute Indian Reservation. The rest is privately owned. Trekking on private property can usually be cleared by just asking the owner. In many cases the owner does not live there. We do not condone flagrant disregard of private property; we just make a statement to respect. Leave things as you find then (as with all things); take no private property and above all leave gates as you find them.
BLM WINNEMUCCA DISTRICT OFFICE
PYRAMID LAKE PAIUTE TRIBE
You must be aware of the lands you trek while on Paiute property. Many great places are closed to visitors and ignorance is no excuse to them. Only members of the Paiute community are permitted to enter closed areas freely - however - they can take friends and guests along to show them the wonders that are there. The Paiute hold all lands sacred and tolerate no abuse. Remember they do have a jail in Nixon.