Steep Creek Wsa

Bureau of Land Management, Utah.

The WSA consists of five parallel, south trending canyons separated by benches. Numerous winding side canyons and steep cliffs isolate the benches.The Circle Cliffs landscape is found in the northeastern portion of the WSA. This is the best known and recognized feature within the WSA. Characteristic features include the intensely colored red, orange, and purple Chinle mounds and ledges at the base of Wingate Sandstone cliffs; vertically joined cliffs banded with red, yellow, and white colors; and bench tops and upper cliff faces possessing innumerable orange red Kayenta Sandstone knobs. This is one of the most distinctive landscapes on the Colorado Plateau.


Steep Creek WSA is located in eastern Garfield County, about 3 miles east of Boulder, Utah.