McKenna Peak’s eroded adobe badlands, presided over by imposing sandstone cliffs which rise 2,000 feet above the plain, present a remarkable opportunity to add a unique landform to the National Wilderness Preservation System. McKenna Peak itself is a highly symmetrical, denuded, gray-colored cone with radiating ridge-spines and gullies. The area provides important winter wildlife habitat for large numbers of deer and elk. Richly fossiliferous formations offer outstanding possibilities to paleontologists, both amateur and professional. A wild horse herd offers a uniquely western appeal, adding history and charm.