Goshute Canyon Wilderness Area
The Goshute Canyon Wilderness Area, located in the Cherry Creek Range, is a rugged range with massive white limestone cliffs jutting from its slopes. Lower elevations are thickly forested by pinyon pine and juniper, while scattered bristlecone and limber pine occur at the higher elevations. The high elevation Goshute Basin, rimmed by peaks, contains pockets of aspen and white fir and are filled with wild flowers during spring and summer. Snowmelt and numerous springs provide riparian settings and water sources for a great number of wildlife species including Bonneville cutthroat trout in Goshute Creek, mule deer, mountain lions, bobcats, and raptors.