LIFESTYLE at LINCOLN ESTATES
Back to Nature
No asphalt jungle, congestion, pollution, or crime here, just peacefulness, a mild, dry climate, and unsurpassed clean air, complemented by a 360 degree view of beautiful mountains; breathtaking star filled night skies, and striking sunsets. The day and night skies are ever changing, beautiful and intriguing….the night skies offer the stargazer striking views that include the Milky Way, which cannot be seen by two thirds of Americans! Thanks to the adjoining lush alfalfa fields and nearby wilderness areas, a variety of wild bird and animal watching can be enjoyed, some from the comfort of your home, including doves, ducks, cranes, eagles, antelope and deer. Domestic and wild animals can be seen in the adjoining pastures. The large lots here afford residents the opportunity to have animals, gardens, and even underground, energy efficient greenhouses where flowers and vegetables can be grown year round. This paradise must be seen to be fully appreciated….a glimpse of the scenery can be obtained from a slide show of the area.
Nearby Recreation and Adventure
Recreational opportunities abound for Lincoln Estates residents including: nearby access to: national forests, wilderness areas, historical sites, horseback riding, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, bird and animal watching (dove, antelope and deer can be seen on the property), spelunking, boating, ATV-ing, four-wheeling and dirt biking. At the nearby spectacular dry lake, you can enjoy the exciting sport of land sailing and land paragliding. Here is an overview of some of these recreational places, which are highlighted on the above map:
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Within its 6.3 million acres, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest contains an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites. The various types of heritage resources range from the enigmatic squiggles and curlicues of prehistoric rock art, to the phenomenal mining towns of the 19th century, to Euro-American emigrant trails and roads. While there is some evidence for very early Native American occupations (ca. 13,000 years ago) on the Forest near Ely, Nevada, archaeologists believe that most prehistoric uses of these mountain ranges occurred after about 4500 years ago.
Grant Range Wilderness The Grant Range Wilderness is 52,600 acres of some of the most remote, isolated and wildest country in Nevada. Signs of historic mining are evident in Troy Canyon. Troy Peak, at 11,289 feet, provides the highest peak within the wilderness and can be climbed in a day trip. The peak gets as much as 35 inches of precipitation a year, resulting in a remarkable richness of plant life, which includes a natural storehouse of over 200 species of wildflowers, and more than a dozen tree species, including Bristlecone pine and Limber pine. This wilderness is also home to an indigenous herd of Desert bighorn sheep and mule deer. Recreation activities include bird watching (raptors flock to this area) hiking, spelunking, and rock climbing.
Quinn Canyon Wilderness. The solitude afforded by the extreme isolation of this wilderness, combined with other scenic and special places, make this wilderness unique. This area is a maze of deep canyons and rugged peaks, reaching to over 10,000 feet. Red volcanic rhyolite composes the lower canyons and gray limestone forms most of the peaks. There are many springs and a few year round streams. From pinyon pine and juniper, the vegetation gives way to sagebrush with scattered white fir, aspen, and mahogany higher up. Small stands of bristlecone pine can be found here, too. Mule deer move into the higher elevations in summer.
Worthington Mountain Wilderness. Lincoln Estates enjoys a prominent view of the Worthington Mountain, which rises like a ship 4,000 rugged feet above the valley to almost 9,000 feet. The limestone backbone of the mountain presents interesting views of heavily dissected, maze-like canyons, precipitous cliffs, and knifelike limestone surfaces. These endless vistas include natural arches, 2,000 acres of ancient forest, (the oldest tree dated at 2,100 years), and limestone caves, the largest being Leviathan.
The immense scenery of the area, natural arches, caves, and vistas from the ridgeline of Worthington steep-walled rock canyons that drop away from the top of the ridgeline provide an amazing backdrop for nature study, technical rock climbing, rock scrambling, hiking, backpacking, and camping. The spelunking opportunities in Leviathan Cave are extraordinary with its huge entrance (100’ x 180’), cave formations, enormous chambers, narrow constricted passageways, and large ice formations during winter and spring months.
Wildlife species inhabiting this wilderness area include mountain lions, bobcats, deer, desert bighorn sheep, kit foxes, coyotes and raptors, as well as smaller common mammal and reptile species. Forest cover in the mountains vary from sparse to dense stands of juniper and pinyon pine at lower elevations while ponderosa, limber and bristlecone pines cling to the jagged peaks. The Worthington Mountains feature a divergent flora from the curious combination Great Basin/Sonoran desert including cholla and cactus of the valley through pinyon - juniper, Limber and Ponderosa Pine, to the Bristlecone Pine of the craggy 9,000 foot summit ridge. No other Nevada area expresses the wilderness characteristics of stark beauty, chaotic topography, and remoteness quite as well as Worthington Mountains. Recreation opportunities in this area include hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, photography, nature study, and hunting.
Mt. Irish Wilderness and Archaeological Site. The Mount Irish Archaeological Site is on the northern boundary of the wilderness area and the region itself is filled with significant cultural resources. The mountain range and canyons of the Mount Irish Wilderness project out into the long sloping bajadas providing important habitat for desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn, and a variety of bird species. The archaeological site contains numerous artifacts and petroglyphs of ancient and prehistoric human life that visited this area. An informative article on this site and the petroglyphs there was authored by Dr. B.K. Swartz, Professor Emeritus of Ball State University.
Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area (“Sunnyside”). This oasis includes five major reservoirs, wet meadows, and grasslands that form habitats for a cornucopia of fish and wildlife. Migratory birds include: canvasback, pintail, widgeon, gadwall, Canadian geese, white-fronted, snow and ross geese, and tundra. Raptors, shorebirds, and wading birds include: white-faced ibis, great blue herons, great egrets, snowy egrets, bitterns, black-crowned night herons, black-necked stilts, American avocets, greater yellow legs, plovers, dowitchers, long-billed curlews, and marbled godwits. Game birds include: ducks, geese, quail and dove. Mammals include: black-tailed jackrabbit, cottontail, bobcat, coyote, spotted skunk, striped skunk, long-tailed weasel, badger, mule deer, pronghorn, and rocky-mountain elk. Game animals include: rabbit, mule deer and elk. Four native species (several of them are endangered) of fish make their home here including: White River spinedace, Moorman White River spring fish, White River speckled dace, and White River desert sucker. Game fish include: largemouth bass, black bullhead, and rainbow trout. Recreational activities include wildlife viewing and hunting, fishing, sightseeing, photography, horseback riding, camping, educational activities, swimming, hiking, and taking a relaxing bath in the Hot Creek Springs.
Lunar Crater Volcanic Field. This is the best volcanic area in Nevada and is designated a “National Natural Landmark.” It covers an area over 100 square miles at the southern end of the Pancake Range, and is comprised of cinder cones, outcrops of lava, elongated fissures, ash hills and, most visibly, the 430 foot deep Lunar Crater - an impressive and rather unexpected site in an otherwise isolated, windswept location.
Ash Springs Wildlife Area. Ash Springs is one of the few remaining desert oases in the state. The warm water mineral bathing pools here offer the visitor a refreshing experience that is complemented by scenic views, and a variety of songbirds. These pools are home to the White River Springfish, an endangered species of fish. This area also includes an archaeological site with petroglyphs.
Key Pittman Wildlife Management Area. This desert oasis of marshes, grasslands, lakes, and natural springs is near Hiko, Nevada and is comprised of the Nesbitt & Frenchy Lakes, and surrounding wetlands, which provide nesting and resting place for waterfowl as well as fishing for humans. The area is cut into two sections which are separated by drylands. Notable birds include: a variety of raptors (long-eared, burrowing, barn, and great horned owls, as well as golden and bald eagles), warblers (Wilson’s, yellow), shorebirds (egrets, great blue herons, ibis, sandhill cranes), waterfowl (American coots, mallards, redheads, northern pintails), and vermilion flycatchers. Recreation includes fishing, bird watching, and boating.
Rachel, Tempaiute, and Area 51. Nearby Rachel is a world-famous tourist attraction known for its UFO and extra terrestrial, alien folklore, which has resulted in it being dubbed the nations “UFO capital.” This title was complemented by Governor Miller naming state highway 375, which passes through Rachel, the “Extraterrestrial Highway.” The town of Rachel was originally formed to support the nearby tungsten mine in Tempaiute. More information on Rachel can be obtained from its official website at
"Area 51" is a top-secret Air Force facility about 25 miles south of Rachel where high-tech aircraft have been tested, which may be the source of the UFO sightings….then again, maybe not. More information can be obtained from the “Dreamland Resort” website at:
More Adventure and Recreation only Hours Away
There are numerous attractions available to residents within 2 to 3 hours of Lincoln Estates. Many of these can be enjoyed by simply touring with an automobile. For those more physically active, or for the adventure seekers, there are numerous opportunities for such recreation. The equipment needed for trips to these places may include, RVs, travel trailers, horse trailers, snowmobiles, boats, etc., which can be easily housed on the large lots at Lincoln Estates. Some of these places that can be visited on day or weekend trips include:
Ely, Nevada. Ely is the seat of White Pine County, and the gateway to Great Basin National Park. It is a small pleasant city famous for the Nevada Northern Railway (more romantically "The Ghost Train"), surrounded by vast natural beauty with abundant food and lodging choices.
There are numerous recreational opportunities near Ely for both summer and winter activities, including snowmobiling and cross country skiing at Ward Mountain Recreation Area.
Great Basin National Park. The Great Basin is a 200,000 square mile region, which includes most of Nevada and half of Utah, where all precipitation evaporates, sinks underground or flows into lakes creeks, streams, or rivers that find no outlet to either the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Ocean. There are 11 species of conifer trees, 73 species of mammals, 18 species of reptiles (snakes and lizards), 238 species of birds, 8 species of fish, and over 800 species of plants. A major attraction here is the Lehman Caves, which is a beautiful limestone cave ornately decorated with stactities, stalagmites, helictities, flowstone, popcorn, and over 300 rare shield formations.
Pony Express National Historic Trail. Starting in 1860, this trail was used by young men on fast horses to carry the nation's mail from Missouri to California in the unprecedented time of only ten days. The relay system became the nation's most direct and practical means of east-west communications before the telegraph.
California National Historic Trail. The road to California carried over 250,000 gold-seekers & farmers to the gold fields & rich farmlands of California during the 1840's and 1850's – the greatest mass migration in American history. More than 1,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen in the vast undeveloped west – reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American travelers and settlers.
Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon, famous for very unique geology, consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah.
Zion National Park. Massive canyon walls ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. To experience Zion, you need to walk among the towering cliffs, or challenge your courage in a small narrow canyon. These unique sandstone cliffs range in color from cream, to pink, to red. They could be described as sand castles crowning desert canyons.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. Its huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. It is also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to survive in an extreme place where rain is scarce and temperatures soar.
Las Vegas. Last, but not least, our residents have easy access to Las Vegas for weekend trips (or day trips) to enjoy the shopping and night life of the this entertainment capital of the world. Inexpensive nightly RV hookups are available in the low $20s.
Paradise for Hunters and Fisherman
Lincoln Estates is well positioned for the hunter and the fisherman. There are numerous game birds and game animals in nearby hunting areas. Some are within minutes of home. More information can be obtained from the following two sites:
Nevada Department of Wildlife. This is the website of State of Nevada, Department of Wildlife. This site contains extensive information on recreational opportunities in the State including: hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife habitat, conservation and viewing in the State of Nevada.
Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office. This is the website of Nevada of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. This site contains descriptions and photos of various species of fish and wildlife and their habitats.
Additional Information on Recreational Facilities
Nevada Public Land Information Center. Nationwide information on: BLM lands, state lands, wildlife refuges, national forests, lakes & resevoirs, and national parks.
Nevada Division of State Parks. This is the website of State of Nevada, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. It has extensive information on parks and recreation sites in Nevada.
Wilderness.net. This is an informative website on wilderness areas.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. This is a USDA National Forest Service website on wilderness areas in Nevada.
Peakbagger. Information on Nevada mountain peaks.
Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. Information on various attractions and other resources in Lincoln County.