Despite the dreary name, rugged and cheerfully colorful limestone lies in striking bands across Funeral Mountains Wilderness. From the southeast and Nevada, the long alluvial slopes of the Amargosa Desert ascend into the Funeral Mountains, which extend northwest into Death Valley National Park. Elevations range from about 2,200 feet to Bat Mountain's 4,950 feet. Desert bighorn sheep have been spotted in the peaks, but very few humans ever travel into this dry, desolate, and trail-free country.