The Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Map produced by the US Forest Servicecontains the most up-to-date information on access roads, trails,campsites, terrain, and points of interest within the Ashdown GorgeWilderness. All wilderness maps contain contour lines and a topographicquad index, and the vast majority contain planning tips and contactphone numbers.
Sharing the western and northern borders of the Cedar Breaks National Monumnet,Ashdown Gorge Wilderness desplays eroded, multicolored Claron limestone, meadows, and forestland including a signifcant stand of bristlecone pine,known as the Twisted Forest, in the northern corner. Bristleconesare among the oldest living life-forms, and some of the treesin this Wilderness were alive during the time of Christ. The areais home to a diversity of wildlife. Creeks run year-round. Elevationsrange from 8,000 feet to 10,400 feet and winter snows oftenadd spectacular highlights to thecolorful stone formations.