Located within the Stansbury Mountain range, the Deseret Peak Wilderness consists of approximately 25,508 acres and is generally bounded on the north by Pass Canyon drainage, on the south by Vickory Mountain, on the west by Skull Valley and on the east by the Mack Canyon-Big Hollow Trail.
The biggest attraction is the 11,031 foot Deseret Peak. There is also a herd of wild horses occupying Big Creek Canyon.
The wilderness is dominated by semi-arid, rugged terrain and high peaks. Much of the higher elevation is alpine, characterized by open basins and exposed rocky ridges. Vegetation includes dense mountain brush mixed with sagebrush and grass. Patches of various firs, juniper, and aspen are common in isolated patches on north facing slopes.