Baker Canyon Wilderness Study Area


A view in the Baker Canyon wilderness Study Area
A view in Baker Canyon Wilderness Study Area
Baker Canyon Wilderness Study Area: a riparian zone

Baker Canyon Wilderness Study Area is a 4,812-acre property about 30 miles east of Douglas near the New Mexico border. Baker Canyon is a wildlife corridor tying together ecosystems in Mexico, Arizona and New Mexico. As such, it is unusually rich in wildlife: coatimundi, bats, bobcat, Coues' white-tailed deer, mountain lion, hummingbirds, trogon, wild turkey, the usual selection of Arizona's famous reptiles, insects and arachnids, and more than 100 species of tropical and semi-tropical birds. Among the vegetation you'll find Mexican pinyon, Chihuahua pine and the threatened species Arizona rosewood.

It seems the Baker Canyon Wilderness Study Area is completely surrounded by private property and there is presently no public access to it. To access the property you need to contact the BLM Safford Field Office.

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A typical view in Baker Canyon wilderness Study Area
A typical view in Baker Canyon Wilderness Study Area
Photos courtesy of Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management