Guide to Arizonaand39;s Wilderness Areas  by Tom Dollar & Jerry Sieve

Guide to Arizona's Wilderness Areas Guide Book

by Tom Dollar & Jerry Sieve (Westcliffe Publishers)
Guide to Arizonaand39;s Wilderness Areas  by Tom Dollar & Jerry Sieve
Get set to explore the unique wildlands of Arizona. Experience the natural wonders of Strawberry and Sunset Craters' volcanic fields. Visit the diverse and abundant life zones of Kachina Peaks Wilderness and Kaibab Plateau. Stand beneath the towering Saguaro cacti of the Sonoran Desert and see the windswept steppes of the Petrified Forest. Pack this must-have book and begin your journey to discover an enchanted landscape.

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Trails from the "Guide to Arizona's Wilderness Areas" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 64.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 64.

Although severe flooding in 1983 and again in 1993 destroyed many mature cottonwood and sycamore trees, Aravaipa Canyon, cutting through the northern end of the Galiuro Mountains, remains a classic ex ...
Winkelman, AZ - Hiking
Most backcountry regions I’ve hiked or backpacked in have at least one bear wallow, a wet, boggy place where black bears wallow in mud to rid themselves of vermin or to fend off biting insects. Pionee ...
Alpine, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 18
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In the northwest corner of Arizona, in a narrow band north of the Grand Canyon known as the Arizona Strip, the Virgin River slices through layers of limestone and sandstone to form steep walls rising ...
Saint George, AZ - Hiking
To travel east to west in arizona is to move from regions that average ten to twelve inches of rain annually to areas that average two inches—and in some years, none at all. There is a point along Int ...
Tonopah, AZ - Hiking
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The blue river heads up in Catron County just across the border in New Mexico, flows into Arizona near Alpine, then bisects the Blue Range Primitive Area as it flows south to the San Francisco River. ...
Alpine, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 200
The cabeza prieta refuge wilderness is the nation’s largest intact ecosystem south of Alaska—nearly half the size of the State of Connecticut. It is a land of broad, flat valleys and playas, ringed by ...
Ajo, AZ - Hiking
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As you drive north on Interstate 17 just beyond Black Canyon City, a long, rugged escarpment, looming some 4,000 feet above the desert floor, comes into view to the west. You are looking into the fold ...
Prescott, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 26.5
The chiricahua wilderness is one of Arizona’s oldest. First established as an 18,000- acre preserve in 1933, the National Forest portion of the wilderness was expanded to 87,700 acres by the 1984 Ariz ...
Willcox, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 100
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A familiar landmark for those traveling in southern Arizona, the Dos Cabezas (two heads) Peaks are the most prominent feature of the mountain range that gives the Dos Cabezas Wilderness its name. Ru ...
Safford, AZ - Hiking
Named for three columnar stone shafts that resemble the tail feathers of an eagle, the feature attraction of the Eagletail Mountains Wilderness is rock. There are trees, to be sure, and other types of ...
Phoenix, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 24
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In A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold writes eloquently and regretfully about a government trapper’s killing of what may have been one of the last grizzly bears in Arizona. Although Leopold and other ...
Alpine, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Even below the mogollon rim, where many Arizona wildlands support perennially flowing creeks, the Fossil Springs Wilderness is unique. Two small tributaries, Sandrock and Calf Pen, come together to fo ...
Strawberry, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
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Visible for many miles around, the four impressively rugged peaks of the Four Peaks Wilderness are familiar landmarks in central Arizona. Elevations vary from 1,600 feet near Mormon Flat Dam to 7,657 ...
Mesa, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 40
Originally set aside by congress as 52,717 acres in 1932 and enlarged to 76,317 acres by the Arizona Wilderness Act of 1984, the Galiuro Wilderness is remote, rough, and one of the least-visited backc ...
Willcox, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 75
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Multilingual exclamations of surprise and wonder spring from the lips of millions of visitors who annually arrive from all over the world to stand awestruck at the Grand Canyon’s rim. A mile deep, and ...
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 300
Lying along the western terminus of the Colorado Plateau north of the Grand Canyon, the twelvemile long Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness is situated on some of the loneliest terrain on the Arizona Strip. ...
Saint George, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
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Ask anybody in prescott where Granite Mountain is and they will likely point to an enormous granite outcrop, a familiar local landmark, just beyond the city limits. When you view the wilderness clos ...
Prescott, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
Harquahala is derived from a Mohave Indian word meaning “always water,” but, although there are some springs and riparian areas in the Harquahala Wilderness, I would not stake my life on finding any p ...
Wickenburg, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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Probably no one will ever really know how the Hassayampa River got its name. Early mining notices list it variously as “Assamp,” “Hassamp” or “Hasiamp.” A secretary of the mining district, it is said, ...
Wickenburg, AZ - Hiking
Judging from the many instances of the word “hell” in its place names, work and travel during Arizona’s settlement days must have been hellaciously difficult at times. So when you come across a deep b ...
Phoenix, AZ - Hiking
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