U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Total Area: 918 acres
Location: The West Needles Contiguous WSA is located in San Juan County, approximately four miles south of Silverton. It is adjacent to San Juan National Forest land.
Flora & Fauna: Vegetation consists mainly of alpine tundra, spruce, aspen, and riparian communities. Fauna includes lynx and possible bighorn sheep.
Recreation: Activities include hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, 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.
Tres Rio Field Office | (970) 882-7296 | 29211 Hwy 184, Dolores, CO 81323