Sutton Mountain and Pat's Cabin Wilderness Study Areas
The area's vegetation is primarily comprised of western juniper and sagebrush. During the spring, wildflowers bloom in the open meadows. If you are observant, you may see a few Simpson's hedgehog cactus below the summit along the east ridge. This area provides habitat to pronghorn, deer, and elk. Solitude is as easy to come and recreational opportunities in this area will suit adventurous thrill-seekers and mellow nature enthusiasts alike.
Know Before You Go:
- Access points for both WSAs can be found along the Sutton Mountain Back Country Byway.
- Visiting here is a primitive experience; there are no campgrounds or restrooms facilities at any of the access points for either WSA.
- When recreating on public lands, practice Leave-No-Trace Principles.
- Primitive recreation opportunities such as hiking, backpacking and hunting and plenty of solitude abound.