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Upper Burro Creek Wilderness, AZ

Bureau of Land Management

Overview

The Upper Burro Creek Wilderness (27,440 acres), in Arizona is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. In 1990, the Upper Burro Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System established by the Wilderness Act of 1964. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities. How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply. Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters Contact the agency for more information about regulations. Four-wheel drive vehicle transportation is recommended to access the wilderness. With the exception of the Burro Creek Canyon, water is scarce within this wilderness unit, and where found, must always be purified. No formal hiking trails exist within this area. Considerable "bush-whacking" may be necessary to negotiate the Burro Creek corridor or areas of chaparral brush. The summer climate in this area is harsh, with temperatures in the daytime often exceeding 100 degrees. Temperatures are more moderate between October 1 and April 30th. Several access roads to this wilderness have a high clay component to them. Following precipitation events, these roads can be impassable for a period of time. Some lands around the wilderness are not federally administered. Please respect the property rights of the owners and do not cross or use these lands without their permission. .

Recreational Activities:

  • WILDERNESS

Address:

Kingman Field Office
2755 Mission boulevard
Kingman,AZ,86401
Phone: (928) 718-3700
Email: BLM_AZ_KFOWEB@blm.gov

Directions:

The wilderness is located 60 miles west of Prescott, Arizona and 60 miles southeast of Kingman, Arizona. The small mining town of Bagdad is located 10 miles southeast of the wilderness. See BLM Wilderness page for detailed access information.

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