Location: Park County
Size: 1120 acres
Designated: 1980 & 2002
Landowner: US Forest Service and the State Land Board
Saddle Mountain Natural Area supports a variety of pristine plant communities. Included in the natural area are dense stands of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir, aspen, and bristlecone pine. Extensive meadows of Danthonia parryi (Parry oatgrass) occur on shallower soils derived from basalt.