Ant Hills

The remote Ant Hills WSA consists of hills and valleys on the southern slopes of Douglas Mountain, which trend southward into Dinosaur National Monument and the Yampa River. The Ant Hills consist of several hills rising 400 to 500 feet above the draws in the southeastern part of the WSA. The area is an extension of the landforms and upper end of drainages found in Dinosaur National Monument.

Total Area: 4,236 acres
Elevation Range: ~6,800 to ~7,900 feet
BLM Field Office: Little Snake
Designated: 1980 (Wilderness Study Area)

Location: The Ant Hills WSA is located in Moffat County, approximately 50 miles west of Maybell; 80 miles west of Craig. The area is bordered on the south by Dinosaur National Monument. The Chew Winter Camp, Cross Mountain, Peterson Draw, and Vale of Tears WSAs are also nearby.

Flora & Fauna: Vegetation consists mainly of ponderosa pine, pinyon-juniper woodlands, sagebrush, and native grass communities. Fauna includes mule deer, elk, raptors and other birds, and various small mammals and reptiles.

Recreation: Activities include hiking, backpacking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, and photography. For more information, visit the Recreation page. Please note that though unconfined recreation is encouraged in WSAs, specific types of recreation may be barred from a specific area to prevent degradation of natural conditions. 

Click here for additional information about the Ant Hills WSA from the Little Snake Field Office.


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