Location: Northwest District, White River Field Office (Rio Blanco County)
Size: 1,810 acres
Designated: 1997 Piceance Basin Resource Management Plan Record of Decision
Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office
Deer Gulch ACEC is a mountainous region filled with Great Basin grassland and a Douglas-fir forest. The Deer Gulch ACEC was designated to protect BLM sensitive plant species, including the Piceance Bladderpod (Physaria parviflora), and remnant vegetation. Deer Gulch is also a Colorado Natural Area under the direction of the Colorado Natural Areas Program.