Redfield Canyon Wilderness

Description:

The Redfield Canyon Wilderness (6,600 acres) is in southeastern Arizona and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. In 1990, the Redfield Canyon Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System established by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Redfield Canyon is a narrow red-walled chasm suitable for hiking during the spring and fall seasons. Tall cliffs pocked with eroded caves and strewn with boulders, Redfield Canyon offers the visitor a variety of recreational opportunities. 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 Redfield Canyon Wilderness. 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. Obtain permission from the State Land Department and private landowners before crossing their lands. At the Muleshoe Ranch, please sign in at The Nature Conservancy registration area before continuing along Jackson Cabin Road.

Directions:

From Tucson, take Interstate 10 east to Benson and then north along Pomerene Road to Redington. At Redington, turn right beyond the bridge. You will need permission to cross State Trust Lands and private lands at this access point. An option would be to take Interstate 10 to exit 340 at Willcox and proceed 32 miles to the Muleshoe Ranch. Access to the area can also be obtained by following the four-wheel-drive Jackson Cabin Road from the ranch north to the wilderness boundary.

Phone:

(928) 348-4400

Email:

BLM_AZ_SFOWEB@blm.gov

Address:

Safford Field Office 711 14th Avenue Safford, AZ 85546

Activities:

Climbing Camping Hiking Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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