Kofa Refuge Wilderness Trails

Yuma, Arizona

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Established in 1939, the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 665,400 acres of desert and mountain terrain that is home to numerous desert bighorn sheep and the California fan palm, the only native palm in Arizona. In 1990 the Arizona Desert Wilderness Act dedicated 516,300 acres of the refuge as the Kofa Refuge Wilderness. Although rather low, the Kofa and the Castle Dome mountains are extremely rugged and rise sharply from the surrounding desert plains, ideal habitat for the estimated 1,000 bighorn sheep in the wilderness, a healthy enough population to provide animals for transplanting throughout Arizona and neighboring states. This trail guide covers an area with 0.5 miles of trails.

Kofa Refuge Wilderness Trails Professional Review and Guide

"Established in 1939, the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 665,400 acres of desert and mountain terrain that is home to numerous desert bighorn sheep and the California fan palm, the only native palm in Arizona. In 1990 the Arizona Desert Wilderness Act dedicated 516,300 acres of the refuge as the Kofa Refuge Wilderness.

Although rather low, the Kofa and the Castle Dome mountains are extremely rugged and rise sharply from the surrounding desert plains, ideal habitat for the estimated 1,000 bighorn sheep in the wilderness, a healthy enough population to provide animals for transplanting throughout Arizona and neighboring states. This trail guide covers an area with 0.5 miles of trails."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Yuma
Distance: 0.5
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy
Trailhead Elevation: 700 feet
Top Elevation: 4,877 feet
Local Contacts: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Local Maps: USGS Crystal Hill, Palm Canyon, Salton Tanks, Red Bluff Mountains, NW Engesser Pass SW, Stone Cabin, Kofa Butte, Hoodoo Well, Arch Tank, Kofa Deep Well
Driving Directions: Directions to Kofa Refuge Wilderness Trails

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1/3/2008
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This trail is great for quads although a little hard for a truck. We had a great time riding these trails. The map at the entrance was excellent!



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May 2018