The Nine Mile Canyon has outstanding ACEC values.
The Nine Mile Canyon is very scenic with steep, red-walled canyons, contrasting with pleasing rural and historical farmsteads. The area offers exceptional opportunities for interpretation of outstanding historical and cultural properties.
The area includes habitat for two federally listed plant species, which are endemic to the area: toad-flax cress and Uinta Basin hookless cactus.
For the visitor - sight-seeing enjoyment and historical research is rich with scenic and cultural appeal.