Warm Springs Wilderness

Bureau of Land Management, Arizona.


The 112,400-acre Warm Springs Wilderness is located in Mohave County, 30 miles southwest of Kingman, Arizona and 30 miles north of Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

The Warm Springs Wilderness encircles an immense and pristine desert landscape. One thousand feet above the surrounding desert, the 10-mile long Black Mesa dominates the wilderness. Its edges are dissected into a maze of winding canyons. Remnant mesas and isolated hills dot a vast encircling alluvial apron.

The diverse zoologic and geologic features offer outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation. Water at Warm Springs and other springs allow for extended camping trips. Horseback riding and hiking are further enhanced by the presence of an old historic trail and numerous burro trails. In the spring following a wet winter, this area unveils a notably colorful wildflower display, including ocotillos, blooming annuals, shrubs, and cacti.

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Exits 13, 20, 26 and 28 on Interstate 40 and mileposts 15, 17.1, 33.8 and 34.7 along Route 66 all provide access to the wilderness. Four-wheel drive is required for all access routes.

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