Elevation 6,776 ft.
Sagebrush Lizards were quite dense throughout Charlton Flats. I probably saw 40-50 over the course of the day. In contrast, I only saw 3-5 Western Fence Lizards. Interestingly, one of the Western Fence Lizards was observed using the same log as this Sagebrush Lizard about 1.5 hours after this sighting. The WFL observation is here: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1768440
Approx. 12 cm long, on rock in dry wash. I'm not entirely sure of this ID. Could it be a Side-blotched Lizard?
Could this be a sagebrush lizard? Would be my first if so. Seems to fit the details?
Rather reddish on the sides, though you can't see it well in the photos.
The sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus graciosus) is a common species of phrynosomatid lizard found at mid to high altitudes in the western United States of America. It belongs to the genus Sceloporus (spiny lizards) in the Phrynosomatidae family of reptiles. Named after the sagebrush plants near which it is commonly found, the sagebrush lizard has keeled and spiny scales running along its dorsal surface.