National Conservation Area:
Dominguez Canyon Wilderness
[Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area]
Dominguez Canyon Wilderness lies in the heart of the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, providing habitat for desert bighorn sheep, as well as threatened species of fish and cactus. Trails alongside Big Dominguez Creek and Little Dominguez Creek provide outstanding opportunities to explore by foot or by horseback. The red-rock standstone canyons here feature spectacular geology and paleontology, and remnants of Native American cultures and mining activity reflect the region's history.
|Total Area: 66,280 acres|
|Elevation Range: 4,700 - 8,200 feet|
- Geological marvels
- Heritage tourism
- Hiking and backpacking
- Horseback riding
- National Trail
- Wildlife viewing
Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
- No recreation facilities
- Available in Delta and Grand Junction: lodging, restaurants and shops
Directions: Dominguez Canyon Wilderness can be accessed via multiple routes within Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. For more information, contact the Grand Junction Field Office or the Uncompahgre Field Office.