The Dominguez Canyon Wilderness is a 66,280-acre expanse located in the heart of the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, replete with sandstone canyons and pinyon-juniper—covered mesas that offer outstanding opportunities for quiet recreation and solitude. Water runs through much of Little and Big Dominguez Creeks year-round, creating ideal habitat for many birds, mammals and reptiles. Visitors can often see desert bighorn sheep grazing at the base of the sandstone cliffs.
Cultural resources such as petroglyphs and wickiups attest to the thousands of years that Native Americans used the area for hunting, shelter and as a travel corridor from the Gunnison River Valley to the Uncompahgre Plateau. Traces of the early miners and settlers who lived and worked there are also evident.
Click here for a map of the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness.