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North Santa Teresa Wilderness, AZ

Bureau of Land Management

Overview

The North Santa Teresa Wilderness (5,800 acres) in Arizona is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. In 1990, the North Santa Teresa 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. Obtain a recreation permit from the San Carlos Apache Indian Tribe before crossing any Reservation lands. You will also need permission from private landowners before you can cross their lands to reach the wilderness area.

Recreational Activities:

  • HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • WILDERNESS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

BLM Safford Field Office
711 14th Avenue
Safford,AZ,85546
Phone: (928) 348-4400
Email: sfoweb_az@blm.gov
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