Bureau of Land Management, Arizona.
The 40,000-acre Wabayuma Peak Wilderness is located in Mohave County, 20 miles southeast of Kingman, Arizona.
This wilderness is dominated by the 7,601-foot Wabayuma Peak. A series of massive ridges that extend from the peak in a semicircle to the north, south, and west, plunge nearly 5,000 feet to the desert floor below. This extensive elevation change accommodates a broad spectrum of ecosystems. The lower reaches of the wilderness contain a mixture of Sonoran and Mohave Desert vegetation. Upper elevations are covered with Arizona chaparral vegetation, and ponderosa pine forests can be found on the mountain summits.
The sheer size and scale of the rugged terrain guarantee a variety of challenging and interesting hikes, backpacking trips, horseback rides and nature study, and encourage extended overnight camping. Visitors can travel through desert shrub and ponderosa pine in one day and are afforded the opportunity for exceptional botanical and wildlife sightseeing within a relatively small geographic area.
A high-clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle is strongly recommended for all access routes described.
Boriana Canyon Access: Proceed west on I-40 from Kingman for approximately 23 miles. Take Exit 25, which is the Yucca and Alamo Road exit. Follow the signs for Alamo Road, proceeding south and east from the interchange for 3.2 miles. Turn left onto Boriana Mine Road and drive an additional 9.9 miles. The wilderness boundary will be on the left (northwest).
Southwest Boundary Access: Proceed west on I-40 from Kingman for approximately 23 miles. Take Exit 25, which is the Yucca and Alamo Road exit. Follow the signs for Alamo Road, proceeding south and east from the interchange for 3.2 miles. Turn left onto Boriana Mine Road and drive an additional 4.5 miles. Turn left onto Suzette Road. Continue north on Suzette Rd for 1.37 mi, turn right and head east for 0.6 mi, turn left and head northeast. The wilderness boundary will be east of the road for approximately 1 mi. Alternatively, continue north on Suzette Rd for 1 mile, continue straight or turn right at the crossroads, the wilderness boundary will be north of this road for approximately 1 mile both ways.