The Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 33,610 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Sawtooth Mountains...[more]
Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness
El Centro Field Office
35 miles south of Borrego Springs, CA. Although State Route 2 winds along the northern side of the wilderness, there is no legal access due to private lands along the boundary. The only access is from the Pepperwood Height Trail at the end of the McCain Valley. To reach this trailhead, exit Interstate 8 at the Manzanita Boulevard exit, follow State Route 94 east to McCain Valley, and follow this road 13 miles to Cottonwood Campground.
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