National Wilderness Areas in Arizona

Pajarita wilderness

There are quite a few wilderness areas in Arizona, enough to cover some 4,528,913 acres. The largest is Cabeza Prieta Wilderness while the smallest is Baboquivari Peak Wilderness. About half of the wilderness areas are on USDA Forest Service land while most of the other half are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Four wilderness areas are managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service as parts of the National Wildlife Refuge system, and three more are managed by the National Park Service.

If you're interested in getting involved with a citizen's group dedicated to protecting and preserving the wilderness areas of Arizona, check out the .

Looking across the desert to the Bates Mountains in Organ Pipe Cactus National Wilderness Area
Organ Pipe Cactus Wilderness

National Wilderness Areas in Arizona

Cactus, open desert and volcanic plugs at Superstition Wilderness
Organ Pipe Cactus photo courtesy of the National Park Service
Photo of Pajarita Wilderness courtesy of the US Forest Service
Other photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License