Season Dates: June - October
Site Overview: This WSA is characterized by four large canyons that dissect the high desert terrain between East and West Salt Creeks. The dominant land form is a series of north-south canyons separated by ridges. The Book Cliffs form the southern boundary breaking the topography between the WSA and the Grand Valley. Vegetation is scattered pinyon-juniper and dense mountain brush. Solitude along with scenic vistas of the La Sal Mountains and the Grand Mesa can be enjoyed from the high points along the ridge top.
NOTE: There are no developed trail systems in the Demaree Wilderness Study Area. This is an extremely remote area, and travel through this area requires backcountry skills and detailed maps.
Location: From Grand Junction, take I-70 west to the Loma exit (Exit 11.) Travel north on Hwy 139 for 14 miles to reach the southeast corner of the WSA at the “Mitchell Road”. This road takes off to the west, skirts a stock pond and immediately crosses East Salt Creek. The road will take you to the mouth of Demaree Canyon a mile down the road, where travel restrictions begin. To access the northern portion of the WSA continue another 4.7 miles north on Hwy 139 to the “Petro-Lewis Road” on the left. This road climbs to the high ridge tops at the north end of the WSA.
Contact Information: Grand Junction Field Office, 970-244-3000