WINTER RIDGE WILDERNESS STUDY AREA

 

Values

The main feature in the northern part of the WSA is Main Canyon, a relatively shallow canyon that drains toward the northwest. Tributary canyons and the northern slopes of Winter Ridge comprise the southern portion of the unit. Vegetation is predominantly pinyon juniper woodland and sagebrush/saltbrush. The WSA has year-round populations of cougar, elk, mule deer, and black bear which are species associated with wilderness. The peregrine falcon and bald eagle and six other animal species considered sensitive may occur in the WSA.

Visitation Information

Located in the Book Cliffs in southern Uintah County, and about 60 miles south of Vernal, UT.

Visitor Advisory

Visitors should come prepared for backcountry conditions and adequately prepare for their trip. Knowledge of weather, terrain, and physical conditions can help ensure safety.