Aspen Heights is a territory located in the north-east region of Slough Creek. The territory resides close to elk hunting grounds and is relatively far away from the northern stranger wolf pack territory. It is one of two den sites that have a cave-like rock formation which acts as a den, the other being Saddle Meadows. Visiting the area before deciding on a den site awards an achievement.
It is set a reasonable distance away from elk hunting grounds and is far away from wolf pack territory; this means hunting will not take the player too far away from their pack and that the player is less likely to have uninvited stranger wolves popping up, posing a risk to pups in the absence of their parents.
Additionally, the territory presents the farthest trek from the summer den, presenting a challenge later on if this location is to be called home. Another added bonus is that the cattle ranch sits within a moderate distance of this territory, granting another method of collecting food for the pups.
|“||This den is some distance from elk grounds and the nearest wolf pack territory. Hunting forays will take longer, but stranger wolves are less likely to intrude into your territory. This den is also farthest from your summer hunting grounds, to which you must go later in the spring.||”|
— In-game dialogue for Aspen Heights
- In earlier builds of 2.7, the blurb for this territory was inaccurate, stating that the northern stranger wolf pack was close. While this was true in earlier versions of 2.0.X-2.5.X, this is no longer true for 2.7.X since the development team had moved the node further west which means it would be further away from this territory. The dialogue prompt to choose this territory has since been corrected.