The Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness (19,700 acres) in Arizona is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. In 1984, the Aravaipa Canyon 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. Click on any of the seven standard Leave No Trace principles listed below to learn more about how to apply them to your visit to Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness. A permit is required to enter Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness. Use is limited to 50 people per day. Permits can be obtained via the web; advance payment is required. Click on the Arizona BLM Web Site for Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness link to the right for more information. Permits become available 13 weeks prior to the proposed wilderness entry date. 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.
BLM Safford Field Office 711 14th Avenue Safford, AZ 85546
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