Highland Ridge Wilderness Area
The Highland Ridge Wilderness area lies at the southern end of the Snake Range, adjacent to Great Basin National Park. This area encompasses varying terrain, from sagebrush covered foothills to steep ridges with sheer rock outcrops. The steep, upland mountains are dotted with pinyon pine and juniper trees. Several riparian corridors stretch through the area, lined with aspen (pictured), chokecherry, and currant. Wildflowers bloom during spring with paintbrush and blue flax being the most numerous. Mule deer elk and pronghorn antelope are common throughout the area. The rocky ledges and steep, forested mountains provide great habitat for stalking cougars.