The Deseret Peak Wilderness is located in the Stansbury Mountains of Tooele County Utah, near the towns of Tooele and Grantsville, not far from the Great Salt Lake. Is is part of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests. This semi-arid wilderness is part of the Great Basin ecosystem. Elevation ranges from about 6,000 feet (1,829 meters) to the top of Deseret Peak’s limestone escarpment at 11,031 feet (3,362 meters). In this high country, with barren Skull Valley to the west, you’ll find some springs and intermittent creeks, despite the general dryness of the area. From December through May, you can expect much of the high country to be covered in snow. Fir and aspen are commonly found growing in patches at higher elevations. Juniper, mountain brush, sagebrush, and grass cover much of the lower territory. Cattle are still allowed to graze on range allotments in portions of the area.
The Deseret Peak Wilderness Map is printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper, contains contour lines and is at a scale of 2″ = 1 mile (1:31,680). One side is the map itself, and the other side contains photos, historic information, wilderness regulations, as well as ethics guidelines and numbers for more information.