SAVAGE PEAK WILDERNESS STUDY AREA
The WSA is rugged and mountainous with dense strands of fir, pine, aspen, and cottonwood in the drainages. The Savage Peak WSA has a number of intrusions, primary fences and vehicle ways. Several two-tracked ways penetrate the “pockets” that surround the granite rocks. The central or core area is penetrated by three two-track trails, all faint and generally overgrown with grasses. None detract significantly from the apparent naturalness of the area.
Access to the Savage Peak WSA requires landowner permission. Motorized travel is expressly prohibited. Additionally, the WSA is closed to mineral entry, including gold panning.
Access to wild lands inherently requires good navigational skills and four-wheel drive or high-clearance vehicles. Visitors should be prepared for adverse weather and road conditions. The WSAs in the BLM Field Office are primarily accessed by unnamed or unsigned two-track roads that in many cases may be difficult to find without sufficient navigational skills and equipment.
Wilderness Study Areas
WSAs are undeveloped federal lands that retain their primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation, and are managed so as not to impair their suitability for preservation as wilderness. Backcountry recreation is a common use along with Leave no Trace Outdoor ethics. Please be advised these areas are restricted and do not allow for the use of motorized and mechanized equipment.