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Utah Wildlife Management Unit Zion Elk

  • ID:Zion
  • State:UT
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:1,724 square miles
  • Elevation:2,500 ft - 10,600 ft
  • Public Lands:1,047 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:61%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:11
  • Campgrounds:13
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:14
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,438 acres
  • National Forests:Dixie National Forest
  • Lat-Long:37.265074, -112.993248

Unit Zion regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Utah and covers 1,724 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,047 square miles (61%) of the total land covered by this wildlife management unit. The greater region is best serviced by St George, Cedar City, and Hurricane. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,500 feet to a high of 10,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,438 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 14 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Dixie National Forest, Canaan Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Cottonwood Point Wilderness, Deep Creek Wilderness Study Area, La Verkin Creek Wilderness Study Area, Moquith Mountain Wilderness Study Area, North Fork Virgin River Wilderness Study Area, Orderville Canyon Wilderness Study Area, Parunuweap Wilderness Study Area, Spring Creek Canyon Wilderness Study Area, The Watchman Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 11 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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