"Green Canyon provides numerous year-round recreational opportunities, including access to the Mount Naomi Wilderness Area. The habitat is fairly uniform up to the wilderness boundary—the mouth of the canyon supports drier, lower altitude species, while the upper canyon gives way to montane species. At the canyon mouth you’ll encounter pinyon-juniper, some scattered sagebrush, and, on the north-facing slope, mountain maples. The road follows the narrow canyon bottom and a creek bed that is usually dry—the water is diverted higher up in the canyon and used to supply municipalities in the Cache Valley. The canyon bottom is a mixture of aspen, box elder, and mountain maples, and occasionally spruce and fir descend from the north slope to reach the canyon floor. At the wilderness boundary, spruce-fir becomes dominant.
Specialty birds: Northern Goshawk; Blue Grouse; Chukar; Northern Pygmy-Owl; Clark’s Nutcracker (winter); Townsend’s Solitaire (winter); Spotted Towhee; Lazuli Bunting. Other key birds: Merlin (winter); Ruffed Grouse; Common Poorwill; Black-chinned and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds; Warbling Vireo; Blackbilled Magpie; Bushtit (winter); Canyon Wren; Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets; Hermit Thrush; Nashville (fall), Virginia’s, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Gray, and Townsend’s (fall) warblers; Western Tanager; Chipping Sparrow; Black-headed and Pine (winter) Grosbeaks."