Yes, it is special. If you like riding there, keep an eye on these guys:
They wish to "improve" management of the area to protect it from development. I don't trust them or the Feds.
"I don't know what you do, but I know what I do, and I don't do that." --Uncle Doug, R.I.P.
"Without the possibility of death, adventure is not possible"--Reinhold Messner