Arrastra Mountain Wilderness

Description:

The Arrastra Mountain Wilderness (129,800 acres) in Arizona is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. In 1990, the Arrastra Mountain 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. The summer climate in this wilderness unit is harsh. Daytime temperatures during the summer months are over 100 degrees. Temperatures are more moderate between October 1 and April 30th. The terrain in Arrastra Mountain Wilderness is extremely rugged. Burro trails can sometimes be located and followed on uplands. No formal hiking trails exist in this wilderness unit. Water is relatively scarce in this wilderness. Springs shown on topographic maps can generally be relied upon for drinking water, but a call to the BLM office to confirm this would be prudent. Purification of all water is a necessity. Some lands in and around the wilderness are not federally administered. Please respect the property rights of the owners and do not cross or use these lands without their permission.

Directions:

17-Mile Road Access - Turn west off of Highway 93 at milepost 143, located about 60 miles north of Wickenburg. Follow 17-Mile Road west for 6 miles until the wilderness boundary is reached. A jeep road running south from this point provides access to the Government Wash area. 17-Mile Road also follows the north wilderness boundary for the next 5 miles.

Phone:

(928) 718-3700

Email:

BLM_AZ_KFOWEB@blm.gov

Address:

Kingman Field Office 2755 Mission Boulevard Kingman, AZ 86401

Activities:

Hiking Wilderness

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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