Marietta Wild Burro Range (WBR)
The 68,000-acre range is managed for between 78-104 wild burros (Equus asinus asinus). The burros roam freely near the ruins of the historic Nevada mining town of Marietta and the seasonally changing Teels Marsh. The Marietta Wild Burro Range was publicly dedicated in 1991-- the 20th anniversary of passage of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The range is located south east of Hawthorne, Nevada. The area includes nearly 66,500 acres of public land. Patented mining claims around Teels Marsh and the Marietta mining district account for 1,500 acres of private lands within the area.
How to get there:
It will take just over one hour to drive the 55 miles from Hawthorne, Nevada to the turn-off to Marietta. Travel south from Hawthorne on Interstate Highway 95. Turn southwest onto State Route 360 towards Benton California. Then turn west onto the maintained dirt county road to Marietta. You can also reach the Marietta Wild Burro Range by traveling north on Highway 95 from Tonopah. Take Highway 6 west to the 360 turn-off. Continue north to the Marietta turn-off.
About the burros:
There are estimated to be from 78 to 104 burros living on the Wild Burro Range.