Copper Mountain Wilderness Study Area

Phone:
Address:

Lander Field Office 1335 Main Street Lander, WY 82520

Latitude/Longitude:
43.407591, -108.121821
Directions:
Access to wild lands inherently requires navigational skills and requires four wheel-drive/high clearance vehicles. Visitors should be prepared for adverse weather and road conditions. The WSAs in the Lander Field Office are primarily accessed by unnamed/unsigned two track roads; in many cases, these roads are impossible to find without good navigational skills and equipment. You will need to use your navigational skills to access the Copper Mountain WSA from the Birdseye Pass Road.
BIKING
CAMPING
FISHING
HIKING
HORSEBACK RIDING
HUNTING
WILDLIFE VIEWING
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Copper Mountain Wilderness Study Area

The Copper Mountain WSA encompasses 6,858 acres of BLM-administered land without any inholdings or split estate. It is part of the Copper Mountain Range also known as the Bridger Mountains. It is dry and mountainous with scattered limber pine and juniper on rocky slopes. The stark ridges and draws of the study area stand in sharp contrast to the waters of nearby Boysen Reservoir. The potential for primitive and unconfined recreation is somewhat outstanding based on diversity of activities; it includes hiking, hunting and sightseeing for geological features. The topography offers a challenge and a strenuous walk for day hikers or backpackers as well as for nontechnical rock climbers. Both large and small game species inhabit the area.