The Eagle Mountain Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is located in Pitkin County, approximately 8 miles west of Aspen, Colo., and includes 330 acres of BLM lands.
The area is recommended for wilderness designation primarily because it is adjacent to the existing Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness on national forest lands. Eagle Mountain is the eastern terminus of a mountainous ridge extending from the high peaks in the core of the existing wilderness.
The WSA is on rugged, steep mountain slopes and includes Eagle Mountain, a peak with an elevation of 9,937 feet. The elevation ranges from 8,280 feet up to the mountain peak. The vegetation is varied and includes spruce, fir, Ponderosa pine, aspen, oakbrush and some sagebrush. Eagle Mountain includes several perennial springs.
BLM 1: 100,000 topographic quadrangle: Glenwood Springs