Location: Southwest District, Uncompahgre Field Office, Delta County
Size: 6,783 acres
Designated: 1989 Uncompahgre Land Use Plan
Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management, Uncompaghre Field Office
The Adobe Badlands is both an Outstanding Natural Area and an ACEC, which consists of wind and water eroded Mancos Shale hills and flats. The area's soils are highly erodible and saline, resulting in high sediment loads and very saline runoff. The area also contains known and potential habitat for several federally listed endangered and threatened plant species.