Dry slopes and flats in sagebrush, pinyon-juniper, mountain mahogany, and ponderosa pine communities.
Nye and White Pine counties, Nevada, and Juab, Utah, and Carbon counties, Utah, south to the Mojave Desert mountains of south Inyo County and east San Bernardino County, California and south Nevada, and the plateaus and mesa of north Arizona and southwest Colorado. Occasionally in canyons, Upper Sonoran Zone. Type locality: Provo Canyon, Wasatch Mountains, Utah.
Holmgren NH. 1984. Penstemon and Keckiella. In Intermountain Flora, vol. 4. Ed. Arthur Cronquist et al. Bronx: The New York Botanical Garden.