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Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area

Behind the Rocks WSA (12,635 acres)

Behind the Rocks WSALandforms in the WSA include massive Navajo sandstone domes and fins, steep cliffs, and several natural arches.  Sixty percent of the area is barren of vegetation with the remainder in juniper and desert shrubs.  Recreational use of the WSA is limited to hiking, fin walking and climbing.  There are extreme topographical constraints to foot travel within this WSA.

Location: South of the town of Moab. The Moab Rim and Pritchett Canyon 4WD routes forms portions of the northern, eastern and western boundaries of the WSA.  South of Moab, the Hidden Valley hiking trail leads into the east-central portion of the area.