Aubrey Peak Wilderness

Bureau of Land Management, Arizona.


The 15,400-acre Aubrey Peak Wilderness is located in Mohave County, 70 miles south of Kingman, Arizona and 40 miles east of Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

The wilderness contains imposing landforms carved into a variety of brightly colored volcanic rhyolites, tuffs, and basalt. Aubrey Peak, a large cliff-encircled mesa, dominates the eastern portion of the wilderness, along with numerous other large mesas, buttes and volcanic plugs. Water and wind have carved the soft volcanic rock in this area into natural windows, tufa caves, spires, slickrock terraces, and tinajas--deep water-filled potholes.

The Aubrey Peak Wilderness encompasses a portion of a Mohave/Sonoran Desert transition zone. Stands of large saguaro, paloverde, ironwood and smoke trees, typical Sonoran Desert species, often merge with Joshua and other species more typical of the Mohave Desert, creating a visually intriguing, quilt-like mosaic of plants throughout the area. This wilderness offers excellent opportunities for primitive types of recreation. Hiking, backpacking, and photography have become increasingly more popular in recent years.

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From Kingman, travel 22 miles south on Interstate 40 to the Yucca/Alamo Road turnoff. From Yucca, continue another 44 miles south on Alamo Road to where a wooden pole power line crosses the road. The wilderness boundary lies a short distance west of Alamo Road on the powerline maintenance road. Once at the wilderness boundary, jeep trails running southwest and northwest basically define the boundaries of the wilderness. From U.S. Highway 93, Alamo Road can also be accessed from Wikieup, Arizona via the county-maintained Chicken Springs Road. The Aubrey Peak Wilderness boundary is 4.5 miles south of the Signal Road/Alamo Road junction.

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