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Taylor Creek Wilderness

Taylor Creek is another small Wilderness area, 32 acres, that shares a common boundary on its western border with Zion National Park. This Wilderness encumbers just a portion of an isolated public land parcel managed by BLM. BLM managed lands are contiguous on its eastern boundary, while private lands share its northern and southern boundary.
 
The very upper reaches of the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek lie with the Wilderness. This tributary is designated as “wild” in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The stream channel is narrow and steep-sided, with dense stands of scrub oak, pinyon pine, and Utah juniper on the mesa top.  At an elevation of 7,600, this Wilderness, although small in size, provides habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. Its proximity to Zion National Park and other wild lands, creates a spacious home for mule deer, wild turkey, raptors, jackrabbits, squirrels, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, numerous retiles, and other small mammals.

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