Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness encompasses seven major canyon systems within McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. This is a great place for backpacking, primitive camping, horseback riding and hunting. Hikers will enjoy views of red-rock cliffs, natural arches, spires, windows, giant alcoves and desert patina. During the spring, waterfalls and pools complement these fantastic geological features. The resulting drainages support cottonwoods, willows, box elders and other riparian plants. After successful reintroduction of desert bighorn sheep, populations are large enough for hunting. The Colorado Plateau is also a fantastic place place to view mountain lions, mule deer, elk, golden eagles, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, collared lizards, an occasional black bear, and more.