Mount Grafton Wilderness Area
The Mt. Grafton Wilderness Area is large and extremely rugged with numerous rock outcrops, crags, and peaks scattered throughout the high country. The broad slopes of the mountain are host to extensive stands of quaking aspen and mountain mahogany, white fir, limber, and bristlecone pine. Several creeks rush down from the higher elevations through large aspen groves. Streams provide adequate water for monkey flower, wild rose and primrose. Other flowers in the area include blue flax, cacti, arrow leaf balsam root and milk vetch. North Creek, a designated Scenic Area has a large riparian area and supports one of the few fisheries located entirely on BLM administered lands within the Ely district. The Mt. Grafton Wilderness is known for its outstanding populations of elk and mule deer. Also in the area are pronghorn antelope with a potential for spotting Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.