The Red Mountain-Dry Fork area has outstanding ACEC values.
Dry Fork Canyon has outstanding cultural values. The Red Fleet area includes national significant paleontological values.
The area offers two outstanding examples of Intermountain Region vegetation communities – ponderosa pine-bluegrass and sagebrush-mountain browse. Such communities add to the biodiversity of the region.
The Dry Fork and Red Mountain areas have high scenic values due to the dramatic sandstone outcrops and deep red mountain uplifts. Ashley Creek Gorge has high value as a riparian and scenic area, offering high quality recreation opportunities.