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Peloncillo Mountains Wilderness, AZ

Bureau of Land Management

Overview

The Peloncillo Mountains Wilderness (19,440 acres) in Arizona and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. In 1990, the Peloncillo Mountains 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. Some lands adjacent to the wilderness are private or State lands. Please respect landowners' property rights and do not cross or use these lands without permission.

Recreational Activities:

  • CAMPING
  • CLIMBING
  • HIKING
  • HUNTING
  • WILDERNESS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

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

Directions:

The 19,440-acre Peloncillo Mountains Wilderness is located 9 miles northeast of San Simon, Arizona, in Graham, Greenlee and Cochise counties. The wilderness lies within the rugged Peloncillo Range, which stretches from Mexico to the Gila River.

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